Protect Your Family’s Smiles With Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps to support our bones and teeth.Fluoride treatments are a commonly used in dental practices to help prevent tooth decay and damage over time.
While it is true that you can naturally obtain fluoride from food and water, for many people, this quantity of fluoride is not enough to combat certain factors, such as diet, that can affect your tooth health. For instance, over consumption of sugary or acidic foods will overpower the natural levels of fluoride you receive and inhibit them from doing their job.
How Does Fluoride Treatment Work?
Fluoride treatments are typically carried out alongside other treatments or procedures during your regular dentist appointments. The treatment is very easy to apply and complete, as well as being quick in nature.
Fluoride is applied to the teeth typically in the form of a varnish or gel that hardens after application. Once it has been applied, the treatment should be repeated every 6 to 12 months – or at each check-up and regular cleaning appointment.
After application, the fluoride will work to help prevent cavities and strengthen the enamel in order to prevent unwanted tooth decay. This also helps to further protect your teeth from food and beverages that may contain ingredients that pose a threat to your dental health.
Benefits of Fluoride Treatment
There are many benefits to receiving regular fluoride treatments, including:
- Preventing damage caused by infection from bacterial build-up
- Strengthening weakened or worn-down tooth enamel
- Reversal of the early stages of tooth decay
- Stopping unwanted mineral loss
For more information on Woodland Lakes Dental’s fluoride treatments, contact us to schedule a consultation today!