Fluoride is a natural mineral that can strengthen and nourish your teeth, which can help you prevent dental issues like tooth decay and enamel erosion. Fortunately, you can find fluoride in a variety of many sources, like:
- Water, especially tap water
- Dietary fluoride supplements
- Fluoride toothpaste
- Fluoride mouthwash
- Specific foods
One of the most beneficial ways of receiving fluoride is with a professional fluoride treatment at Patient-First Dental Care. This treatment typically comes in the form of a foam, solution, gel, or varnish and it is usually applied with a cotton swab, brush, or tray. You can usually receive a professional fluoride treatment after your routine dental cleaning and exam if Dr. Gayle Fletcher feels it is necessary. After the treatment, it’s important to avoid rinsing, drinking, and eating for at least 30 minutes so the fluoride can dive deep into your teeth.
This treatment can help you repair worn down, fragile, or even decayed tooth enamel. However, it cannot reverse a cavity. It can also help you prevent tooth sensitivity by fighting enamel erosion each day. For the best oral health and strongest smile possible, it’s important to expose your teeth to fluoride regularly.
If you have any questions about fluoride in Conroe, Texas, or if you would like to schedule an appointment at Patient-First Dental Care, please call 936-856-9969 at your earliest convenience and talk to a member of our dental team. We look forward to helping you.