Do you ever wonder why your dentist or dental hygienist gives you a fluoride treatment every time you come into our office for a dental checkup or cleaning? Well, we are happy to tell you!
Fluoride is an extremely important mineral that our smiles need to survive. With the help of fluoride, our teeth can fight off tooth decay, plaque, and other dental issues. Without fluoride, our chompers and oral health are extremely vulnerable to the substances that can easily destroy them.
So, to help you build up the oral wall of protection, we recommend doing the following things:
1. Drink fluoridated water as much as possible. This is easier than you think because each community has a certain amount of fluoride added to the city tap water.
2. Use fluoridated products, like fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouthwash. These products can be used each day, and they are helpful in adding the essential minerals back to your smile.
3. Visit your dentist. When you come into our office every six months for a dental cleaning, our team happily provides a fluoride treatment for you. This treatment generally comes in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. Once the fluoride is added to your smile, you will have a better chance at maintaining strong and healthy teeth.
To learn more about fluoride, please feel free to call our office today and talk to a member of our friendly dental team. We are happy to share our dental knowledge with you and your family members, and we look forward to hearing from you!