Fluoride is found in many of the foods we eat, and in the municipal water we drink (from your faucet). That being said, there are many patients that do not get a sufficient amount in their day to day diets. Lack of fluoride can lead to increased risk of decaying teeth and a list of other dental issues. Here at Advanced Dental Care of Austin, we offer simple and quick fluoride treatment that can ensure that you are getting all of the benefits that fluoride can offer you and your dental health. To learn more about fluoride treatment and the benefits that come from it, please feel free to read through our guide below.
What is fluoride, and why is it important?
Though many people have heard of fluoride, they’re unsure of what it does or how it helps preserve dental health. Fluoride occurs naturally as a mineral that helps protect your teeth against the effects of sugar, acid erosion, and bacteria. Fluoride serves to help restore the minerals in your enamel that keep your teeth protected from dangerous substances, as well as providing healthy nutrients your body needs such as phosphates and calcium. Fluoride is crucial in helping to repair the enamel and prevent a host of dental health problems from occurring.
What is involved in receiving a fluoride treatment?
A typical fluoride treatment only takes about four minutes and is painless. When you arrive at the office the dentist will apply a fluoride varnish to your teeth, followed by a special mouth tray filled with fluoride foam that you will hold in your mouth until instructed to remove. It is important to get these treatments as often as suggested since most people do not get the required amounts that are recommend by dental professionals.
Can a fluoride treatment benefit me?
It is a misconception that only young children and teenagers need fluoride treatments. Fluoride treatments are good and beneficial for all age groups. Since oral health is ongoing through your life so should treatments that help prevent tooth decay, cavities and gum disease.
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Fluoride treatments should be performed regularly, in order to guard your teeth against the harmful bacterias that can potentially lead to tooth decay. Please call 512-331-1477 or contact us today to schedule your consultation with Advanced Dental Care of Austin. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff have provided a number of fluoride treatments to patients who were concerned about the future health of their smile, and can help you to achieve a more brilliant, white smile as well.