Fluoride treatments for stronger and brighter teeth
For over 50 years fluoride treatment’s benefits have been recognized and accepted by several health and professional associations. Fluoride, which is naturally found in water and present in variable quantities, is the most effective element available to prevent tooth decay.
Uses of Fluoride
Several research confirmed that fluoride strengthens existing enamel and can at times even help repair damaged enamel.
Fluoride is also beneficial for developing teeth in young children. Its many uses include prevention of the following:
- Dry Mouth caused by chronic illness or medications
- Gum Diseases and gum recession that expose more of the tooth structure
- Frequent Cavities and a history of dental problems
- Crowns, Bridges or Braces
- Pitted or Grooved Teeth
If you are a habitual snacker frequently consume carbonated beverages or sweet desserts, you are more prone to dental problems, and therefore need the help of fluoride treatments.
Some dental professionals caution against fluoride toothpaste for toddlers and young children. This is only because young children often swallow toothpaste resulting to having fluoride in their systems.
However, it is more important to note that fluoride, combined with proper brushing and flossing, a healthy diet and regular dental checkups, assures a bright dental future with its many benefits.
Call our dental office in La Mesa to learn more and make an appointment.