Although fluoride is present in our tap water and in many foods that we eat, many of us do not receive enough fluoride in our diets. A lack of fluoride can lead to a variety of dental health issues, including tooth decay. Buckner Family Dental offers fluoride treatments that allow to be sure that you are receiving the proper amount of fluoride to protect your teeth and overall health. Read on to learn more about fluoride treatments, and how they can help improve your overall dental health.
Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally present in many foods that can help shield your teeth from damage to the enamel caused by bacteria, acid, and sugar. Due to its health benefits, most cities in America add a certain amount of fluoride to their tap water as well. Fluoride replenishes the minerals in your teeth and helps to naturally repair your tooth enamel, which can prevent a number of different dental problems. Even if you think you are getting enough fluoride in your diet, it may be helpful to have a regular fluoride treatment.
Professional fluoride treatments from your dentist are much more potent and effective than over-the-counter treatments such as rinses or pastes. The procedure for an in-office fluoride treatment is very simple, takes only a few minutes, and is absolutely pain free. Your dentist will apply a varnish to your teeth and then fill a mouth guard with a fluoride foam. The mouth guard is then applied to your teeth and allowed to sit for around four minutes or so. That’s it!
Almost anyone can benefit from a fluoride treatment. The belief that only children younger than 16 can benefit from a professional fluoride application is a common misconception. Even adults with better oral hygiene can benefit from treatment, particularly those who suffer from frequent cavities, gum disease, or dry mouth. Fluoride treatments should be performed regularly on all patients to ensure your teeth are protected from harmful bacteria.
Don’t let tooth decay ruin your healthy smile. Call our Dallas dentist Jaime Osorio DDS at Buckner Family Dental today at 214-328-3595 to schedule your fluoride treatment and ensure that your teeth are well protected. Our caring and knowledgeable staff regularly provides fluoride treatments to our patients, and we can be sure that your smile will stay brilliant and white for years to come.