Some people wonder if fluoride treatments are right for them. Do you? As part of a good oral health regimen, the American Dental Association advises that everyone have dental checkups and cleanings two times per year. After a thorough cleaning and the removal of plaque and tartar, the dentist will provide a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth.
If there are any weak or concerning areas, we will customize a plan for treatment. Something we often recommend as part of our preventative care is a concentrated in-office fluoride treatment. Not only does fluoride help to maintain and protect healthy teeth and gums, but it also rebuilds and repairs where there is evidence of erosion or signs of decay.
Fluoride is an element readily found in nature and in many foods. For decades, it has been added to drinking water, toothpaste and mouth rinses. Plaque, acids, and bacteria develop from the foods you eat and the beverages you drink, and they weaken the tooth’s enamel and its vital minerals. Fluoridation is considered one of the greatest medical achievements of our time because it has been proven to significantly reduce dental caries (decay) by making teeth stronger and more resilient to attacks from harmful bacteria.
At Huebner Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics, fluoride treatments are fast, easy, and painless. We apply a flavored gel, foam, or varnish to all the surfaces of your teeth and let it sit for a few minutes. The fluoride is an ally and it goes to work to bond or become one with the enamel. It immediately strengthens your teeth and offers protection against future cavities.
If you have any questions about how professional fluoride treatments can benefit you, please call Huebner Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics today. We are passionate about helping you protect your healthy smile!