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Benefits Your Mouth Can Get from Having a Fluoride Treatment

Posted on 2/8/2021 by Thomas Mahar
Benefits Your Mouth Can Get from Having a Fluoride TreatmentIf you are prone to dental decay, you need to have regular fluoride treatments to reduce the risk of cavities and improve your oral health overall.

What Is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral that is found in the soil and in nature. Therefore, some plants contain fluoride in their leaves, such as some teas. If your drinking water contains fluoride and you eat a healthful diet, you should sufficiently be protected against dental decay. Naturally, you also want to further protect your teeth by using a fluoride toothpaste twice a day and by flossing. If you have regularly scheduled fluoride treatments, you will experience several oral health benefits, including a reduction in cavities, a lower risk of gum disease, and healthier teeth. If you have gum disease, fluoride treatments will protect the roots of the teeth exposed because of recession.

Increasing the Effect

Because fluoride treatments strengthen the enamel, any acidic drinks or substances do not have the same effect as when fluoride is not applied. Without fluoride, the teeth become more susceptible to hot and cold temperatures and sweets. However, fluoride builds up or remineralize tooth enamel, so sensitivity is no longer an issue. Fluoride treatments replace the minerals lost in the mouth because of the breakdown of enamel and demineralization. These minerals include phosphorous and calcium – both vital to dental health. Therefore, fluoride treatments can reverse any damage done to the dental enamel. Also, remember that most community water supplies contain fluoride. Water filtration systems can totally remove the fluoride from your drinking water. However, if you receive regular fluoride treatments, you can make up for the deficit.

Do you need fluoride treatments, or do you schedule them when you have check-ups and exams? We will make sure you are getting enough fluoride to reduce problems with cavities. You also must do your part as well. Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss once a day to remove cavity-causing plaque between the teeth. Give us a call today for a dental exam and cleaning.

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