Unfortunately, this demineralization leads to tooth decay and a wide-range of other oral health problems. Luckily, fluoride treatments provided by your dentist can protect your teeth from mineral loss.
What Does Fluoride Treatment Do?
Your dentist applies fluoride treatment in the form of a varnish using a brush. The treatment acts as a protective coating on your teeth that stops the development of worsening cavities and prevents new cavities from forming.
In addition to your dental visits for fluoride treatment, your teeth can receive some of the benefits of fluoride through fluoridated toothpastes and mouth rinses. These products are available over-the-counter, but contain smaller amounts of fluoride with lower strength. However, mouth rinses with stronger amounts of fluoride can be prescribed if needed.
Fluoride can aid both children and adults with protection from tooth decay by making teeth more resistant to plaque and sugar build-up. Are you ready for a fluoride treatment? Contact Family & Implant Dentistry of Boynton Beach to schedule your appointment and get the protection that fluoride offers your smile today.