Your teeth are constantly going through a state of demineralization as the foods you eat turn into acids and attack the enamel – making your teeth more susceptible to cavities. Luckily, your teeth are also able to constantly go through remineralization.
What’s to thank for the rebuilding of our enamel and tooth health? Fluoride.
Fluoride is a natural mineral which helps prevent tooth decay by making teeth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. Fluoride also has the ability to reverse early decay AND can reduce tooth sensitivity. You can see why it is important to make sure you are getting enough fluoride.
Where can I get fluoride?
Fluoride can be found naturally in water and foods – which is a great start for healthy enamel and oral health!
It can also be found in toothpastes and mouth rinses.
In order to ensure your teeth are seeing more remineralization than demineralization, we also very much suggest professional fluoride treatments which are done at our office during your routine cleanings.
Why Professional Fluoride Treatments?
Having a professional fluoride treatment – applied as a gel, foam, or varnish – is a preventative therapy that helps you naturally fight cavities before they even start. It saves your teeth and saves you money, as the treatment is a fraction of the cost of repairing tooth decay.
Who can benefit from a professional fluoride treatment?
Everyone! You may have only heard about the importance of fluoride treatments for children, but people of all ages are prone to cavities. Fluoride treatments are safe for the entire family. Supported by scientific studies, the dosage of fluoride in a treatment is proven to be safe and effective.
We look forward to your next visit!