There are many different ways to improve the health and appearance of your smile. Our Town Square Dental office provides fluoride treatments that help to protect smiles. Continue reading to learn more about this treatment and see how it can improve your oral health.
What is a fluoride treatment?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in many foods and water. It works to fight against tooth decay and and protects the enamel of teeth. A higher dosage of fluoride is found in treatments at dental offices and are an essential way to improve smiles.
Different Types of Fluoride Treatments
Different fluoride treatments include topical and oral treatments. Topical treatments are provided in the form of gels, sprays, foams, or varnishes. Oral treatments are provided in the form of supplements in liquids, capsules, and tablets.
Fluoride treatments help individuals of all ages. They are beneficial for children as they assist in strengthening the development of teeth. It also helps to prevent demineralization as the teeth develop and fights against tooth decay. Fluoride treatments are also helpful for adults as they prevent tooth decay and demineralization of the teeth.
When Do You Need Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride treatments are perfect for anyone looking to strengthen their teeth against tooth decay. Many individuals are at a higher risk of tooth decay including those affected by the following dental issues:
- Dry Mouth. Fluoride treatments are recommended due to the absence of saliva increases. This increases the risk of demineralization and tooth decay.
- Gum Recession. Gum recession shows more of the individual tooth which puts them at an increased risk of other oral health issues.
- Frequent Cavities. Fluoride treatments are an extra step in avoiding cavities. If you are affected by frequent cavities, then talk to your dentist about fluoride treatments!