Fluoride is a very important mineral that strengthens your smile every day, but in order to keep your smile healthy and cavity free, you need to make sure you have the proper fluoride intake as the minutes pass by!
Each day, minerals are taken from and added to your smile. This process is called demineralization and remineralization. However, there are times when the demineralization process occurs more often than the remineralization process, which can make your smile vulnerable and prone to decay. This is why fluoride is so important! So, to make sure you have the proper amount of fluoride each day, you can brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and you can rinse your mouth with fluoride mouthwash. For a professional treatment, you can come into our office and receive fluoride in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. The treatments will likely be flavored, and they will give your smile the strength it needs to fight off bacteria, infection, and decay.
It is very important for children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years to receive the proper amount of fluoride because it strengthens their permanent teeth before and after the teeth erupt from the gums. It is also important for adults to use fluoride treatments because they help prevent tooth decay. So, begin your fluoride treatments today and please feel free to call our office if you have any questions!