Even with the prevalence of fluoride in tap water, toothpaste, and mouth rinses, many people are significantly deficient in fluoride, which puts their oral health in jeopardy.
Fluoride is a natural mineral found in soil, rocks and food. As a preventative dental agent, fluoride is used in two ways: systemically and topically.
Topically: a fluoride application directly on the tops, sides, and back of the teeth to prevent dental caries, otherwise known as cavities. The common forms of topical fluoride application are mouthwash, toothpaste, and via professional treatments like those we offer here at the Brentwood Dental Group.
Systemically: fluoride is ingested through city or tap water and strengthens the enamel, making teeth far more capable of resisting bacteria that causes decay and cavities.
Fluoride is powerful in that it attracts other minerals to itself and thereby bolsters and strengthens the hardest layer of your teeth. Fluoride is renowned for its cavity-fighting effects and positive impact on overall oral health. In addition to adding a layer of protection against cavities and gum disease, fluoride has amazing remediation powers, too. In some cases, the application of fluoride has completely reversed areas of erosion and decay. Because of the potent results that fluoride provides, we strongly encourage our patients to consider regular in-office fluoride treatments, where the application is administered at higher doses than is found in oral home care products.
Professional fluoride treatment is a formidable ally in the fight against gum disease, decay, and dental caries. The process is very simple and extremely effective. One quick application of a varnish, gel or foam takes only a few minutes. Call us at the Brentwood Dental Group to discuss how a treatment can benefit you. We offer a range of preventative services to help you build and protect a smile that makes your proud.
Posted on behalf of Brentwood Dental Group