Fluoride is a mineral found in soil, water and certain foods. It is highly beneficial for our dental health as it helps in fighting and reversing decay. If used in the correct dosage, fluoride protects your teeth and makes them more resistant to decay.
Our office provides professional strength fluoride gels and varnishes that are applied to the teeth and left on for about one minute. Patients are advised to avoid rinsing their mouth for about half an hour after the application to allow the fluoride to act on the enamel and get absorbed properly.
Candidates for topical fluoride treatment:
- Fluoride is beneficial for children with developing teeth because fluoride is best absorbed while the teeth are still developing. It helps in reducing the risk of tooth decay in children and increases protection against bacterial attack.
- Fluoride is ideal for people who have spots on their teeth. Tooth spots are indicative of mineral deficiency. Topical fluoride application helps in remineralization of the enamel and makes the spots disappear.
- Fluoride treatments are great for people who are at a higher risk of developing cavities. It is an effective way of increasing the strength and resistance of the teeth against decay and damage.
- It is highly suggested for patients who are undergoing orthodontic treatments. The use of orthodontic appliances makes the teeth more prone to decay and cavities because cleaning is more difficult. Fluoride treatments reduce the risk of decay in such cases.
If you wish to know more about the benefits of fluoride for your teeth, please schedule a consultation with the dental experts at All Smile Care. Call us at (978) 234-4334 to book an appointment.