The phrase “prevention is the best medicine” is especially true in dentistry. Many of the conditions that cause expensive medical bills in the future – gum disease, root canals, dental restorations – can be avoided if you give your teeth the protection they need.
Fluoride treatments are one of the best examples of a preventative procedure that can protect your teeth for years. Learn more about fluoride treatments below, and get in touch with our office to schedule your appointment!
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that can be found throughout nature, including in water and air. Fluoride binds with the molecules that make up your tooth enamel, slowing down the demineralization process while boosting the re-mineralization process a tooth needs to remain healthy. This makes your teeth stronger and less prone to decay.
Children and adolescents are especially prone to developing tooth decay. To protect their teeth from cavities and infections, dentists often recommend fluoride treatments as part of their routine care. However, fluoride carries the same benefits regardless of your age. Incorporating fluoride treatments as part of your semi-annual check-up can help keep you cavity-free.
Prevention today can mean avoiding the aches of cavities and difficulties of restorative treatments in the future. Schedule your routine check-up with Central Family Dentistry today and ask about our fluoride treatment option!