Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride Treatment2022-01-05T17:10:13-09:00

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in many foods and water supplies and works to help strengthen your teeth against decay. iSmile dentists may recommend this treatment if you are at greater risk of developing cavities. To learn more, call to schedule your appointment with our dental professionals today.

Fluoride is a mineral naturally found in water and many foods. While you receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and use toothpaste with fluoride, we may recommend fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth further and prevent cavities.

Fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth and protect them from tooth decay. As you eat and drink throughout the day, bacteria, sugars, and acids constantly attack and demineralize the enamel of your teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize tooth enamel, preventing tooth decay and cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen teeth as they develop to make sure they are strong and healthy, making fluoride essential for children as their teeth grow.

iSmile dentists and team members may recommend professional fluoride treatment during your regular dental checkup. In addition, we may suggest more treatments if your teeth are prone to decay or if you are not receiving a sufficient amount of fluoride from other sources. Professional fluoride is available in the form of a gel, varnish, or foam. Fluoride treatment is just one of the ways our team helps you keep your smile healthy for a lifetime. For more information about preventive dentistry and the benefits of fluoride, we welcome you to contact us today. We are eager to care for your smile!

Why is fluoride good for teeth?2021-09-14T05:13:17-09:00

Fluoride helps teeth build resiliency, making them stronger to prevent acid attacks, sugar, plaque growth, and bacteria to overall prevent tooth decay.

My home dental care products have fluoride why do I need a fluoride treatment?2021-09-14T05:19:49-09:00

Professional fluoride treatments are highly concentrated compared to any traditional dental care items you can buy from the store. In-office treatments can be in the form of a liquid solution, gel, foam, or vanish. Not only are they more concentrated, but they are professionally administered for optimal use.

Can I eat after a fluoride treatment?2021-09-14T05:15:30-09:00

Your dental care team will advise of how long you should avoid eating, as well as any hot or cold beverages. In addition, certain foods such as hard, sticky, or chewy food may chip a sealant, and in general, do not promote good dental health and should be avoided. Your teeth and gums may be extra sensitive after treatment.

Fluoride Treatment