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Fluoride Treatment for Your Teeth

By February 11, 2022July 6th, 2023family dentistry, oral health
a woman adds fluoride toothpaste to her toothbrush

Fluoride Treatment for Your Teeth

Fluoride treatment is essential for our oral health. The element fluoride is naturally found in many foods and water. This mineral is commonly added as an enhancement to water supplies and dental products to prevent tooth decay.

Why is fluoride important?

Essential minerals like fluoride, calcium, and phosphate protect our tooth enamel. Fluoride can form higher-quality enamel, resulting in greater resistance to acidity, which helps prevent tooth decay.

According to the ADA, “When these fluoride compounds are in your mouth, they can actually make your teeth stronger and prevent cavities. They can even reverse early tooth decay.”

Fluoride helps reduce plaque-producing bacteria from forming, which ultimately promotes a healthy mouth.

Types of fluoride

There are a variety of products that contain fluoride and can help protect your teeth, like toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss. Additionally, you can receive fluoride treatments during your dental visits. Your dentist can also prescribe fluoride supplements if needed.

The use of fluoride is especially important for children as it helps prevent decay, strengthens enamel, and reduces the harmful effects of plaque.

Using dental products that contain fluoride is a preventative measure for costly dental procedures and treatments to restore tooth enamel and decay.

4 ways to prevent tooth decay

  1. First, brush regularly with fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Second, floss on a daily basis.
  3. Third, eat balanced and nutritious meals.
  4. Lastly, visit your dentist for routine checkups and professional cleanings.

Protect your oral health

Fluoride treatment is one of many ways you can protect your smile. If you’re concerned about enamel protection or your overall oral health, you should visit your dentist for a checkup.

Dr. Kristyn Barker and the Smiles by Design team provide a professional and friendly dental atmosphere for all patients. Most importantly, we’re dedicated to each patient’s health and comfort. Lastly, our goal is to provide high-quality, comprehensive care.