Fluoride, nature’s cavity fighter, is a mineral that can greatly benefit your dental health. It helps prevent cavities in patients by strengthening the tooth enamel from acid attacks. Fluoride can also reverse early decay. This mineral naturally occurs in many foods and in water.
Where Else Can Fluoride Be Found?
Many mouthwashes and toothpastes have fluoride added to better protect your teeth. You can buy mouthwashes that have lower strengths of fluoride over the counter. However, if you want a mouthwash with a higher concentration, you must get a prescription from our dentist. Dr. [doctor_name] can also apply fluoride when you visit us for your routine dental appointment. Dental fluoride can be applied to the teeth in a variety of ways. At a dental office, fluoride can be applied as a gel, foam, or varnish. Fluoride treatments at a dental office have a much higher concentration of fluoride than what is found in mouthwashes and toothpastes. If a varnish is used, it is painted onto the teeth. Foams are applied to the teeth for one to four minutes using a mouth guard. Gels can be either applied via mouth guard or painted on.
Who is a Candidate for Dental Fluoride?
Both children and adults can benefit from dental fluoride. Fluoride intake is the most crucial between 6 months and 16 years old. During these ages, the primary and permanent teeth grow in and fluoride can strengthen the developing teeth. In adults, fluoride helps oral health by fighting tooth decay.
We welcome you to contact [practice_name] today to learn more about fluoride treatment in [city], [state], and to schedule a visit with our dentist.