Fluoride treatments are effective in reinforcing the enamel in your teeth. Fluoride seeps into the enamel, boosting your teeth’s natural healing process. Lovett Dental Piney Point Village offers fluoride treatments. We can prevent tooth decay or other problems by providing ongoing fluoride treatments from childhood to adulthood.
Whether you are looking for topical or systemic fluoride treatments, we can provide you with ongoing care every time you visit our clinic. To find out more about the benefits of fluoride treatment, contact us today at 832.430.7364. We are here to help you with all your dental needs.
Lovett Dental Piney Point Village can help you find the right sources of fluoride by recommending the best toothpaste and mouthwash. We also schedule teeth cleaning.
What Is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral naturally found in water, soil, plants, rocks, air, and food. We use fluoride as a way to strengthen your enamel and prevent cavities. You can also get enamel from toothpaste, mouthwash, certain types of food, and public water. When taken in small doses, fluoride is good for your entire oral cavity.
When you eat foods that are high in acids, they break down the minerals in your teeth and gums. Fluoride reverses the breakdown and promotes the return of minerals. This process is what keeps your teeth from rotting. You are less likely to get tooth decay or cavities if you use fluoride.
Two Types of Fluoride Treatment We Offer
When it comes to fluoride treatments, you have two main choices: topical and systemic fluoride treatments.
We apply topical fluoride to the tooth surface. The enamel and gums absorb the fluoride treatment, where it goes to work to heal your tooth. Topical fluoride can come in a gel, foam, or liquid form. Fluoride that is professionally applied comes in a high concentration. Therefore, your teeth will not require it often. We recommend getting fluoride treatments when you schedule your oral exam.
Systemic fluoride enters your body through more natural or every day means – food, water, or toothpaste that you purchase. However, we also provide tablets or other forms of fluoride that you can take home. Make sure you brush your teeth with toothpaste containing a healthy fluoride level and is approved by the American Dental Association (ADA).
Benefits of Fluoride Treatments
Although brushing your teeth and rinsing with mouthwash gives you fluoride, treatments offer additional benefit such as:
- Fluoride chemically strengthens your teeth.
- Fluoride nourishes your teeth with valuable minerals.
- If you have early signs of decay, fluoride can stop or slow the process.
- You will spend less money on restorative dental care in the future.
- Plaque and tartar are less likely to buildup on the enamel.
With all the benefits of fluoride treatments in TX, they cannot protect your teeth alone. Ensure that you brush twice a day, floss your teeth, and use antibacterial mouthwash with fluoride.
Schedule Fluoride Treatments at Lovett Dental Piney Point Village Today
If you normally schedule oral exams and teeth cleanings at Lovett Dental Piney Point Village, fluoride treatments are part of your dental care. However, you may want to consider scheduling fluoride treatments outside of your normal care if you have cavities or tooth decay.
We offer comprehensive fluoride treatments and other preventative services. We can meet with you to answer your questions and go over your options for fluoride treatments. To schedule dental work with one of our hygienists, call us at 832.430.7364. We are here to help you with all your dental needs.