How many times have you stopped your kid from having cake or sweets at home? You may refuse to give them candies or chocolates whenever they ask you or sometimes say no yourself when someone offers them to you. This is because you know what damage sweets and candies can cause to your oral health, which is why you take precautions and maintain good oral hygiene. All of us want healthy and strong teeth and to eat whatever we want without the fear of developing cavities.
There are various minerals in our teeth that keep them healthy and strong. Fluoride is one such mineral. It is used to strengthen the enamel and prevent cavities. Children must be given an adequate amount of fluoride since they are most vulnerable to developing cavities. The human body receives fluoride in small amounts from drinking water, toothpaste, and mouthwash. However, this amount may not be adequate for keeping our teeth healthy.
Can the Teeth Lose Fluoride?
Fluoride and calcium get washed away from the porous structure of the teeth, causing a deficiency of minerals in them. This process is called demineralization and is caused when you consume a lot of acidic foods or beverages. We advise you to brush your teeth with fluoride-rich toothpaste twice a day and use a fluoride-rich mouthwash as well to replenish their levels in your teeth. It is also advisable to get fluoride treatment done every few months to increase your teeth’ fluoride levels.
What is Fluoride Treatment?
Fluoride Treatment is a professional treatment performed by the dentist to improve a person’s dental health. We use highly concentrated gel, foam, or varnish that is applied to the patient’s teeth with the help of a swab, brush, or mouthwash.
This treatment involves applying a high amount of fluoride over your teeth, and the procedure can be done in a single visit. We advise avoiding eating or drinking for 30 minutes after the procedure is done to let your teeth fully absorb the minerals. The treatment is safe for children, too, since only a small amount of fluoride is used for them. Adults and children should get fluoride treatment done every 2-4 months to prevent tooth decay or cavities.
What are the Benefits of Getting a Fluoride treatment?
- The treatment is inexpensive and simple.
- It increases the immunity of your teeth to fight cavities or decay.
- It prolongs the life of baby teeth.
- It strengthens the enamel.
- It reduces the chances of teeth demineralization.
- The treatment is safe for adults as well as children.
You ought to adopt healthy eating habits, maintain good oral hygiene and regularly consult with your dentist for having strong and healthy teeth.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Fremont, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Louie. Please call us at (510) 656-7778 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.
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