As part of our focus on excellent patient care, Dental Care of Texas is pleased to offer the long-lasting benefits of fluoride treatments. If you are vulnerable to cavities or decay, fluoride treatments may be for you.
Fluoride is one of the most effective agents available to help prevent tooth decay. Fluoride is a common mineral found in water and many foods. Even though you likely use a toothpaste and mouthwash with fluoride, the dental experts at Dental Care of Texas may recommend an in-office fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth and help prevent cavities.
Fluoride works by making your teeth more resistant to acid from plaque, bacteria, and sugars in the mouth. Fluoride can be particularly useful in strengthening your child's teeth as they develop, making fluoride critical for children as their teeth grow.
Regardless of age, fluoride helps to prevent tooth decay and is an effective way to protect tooth enamel from the negative effects of excess acid in the mouth. Using fluoride may also help lower the risk of gum disease.
Adults with certain conditions may be at increased risk of tooth decay and would, therefore, benefit from additional fluoride treatment. They include:
- Dry mouth
- Certain medications
- Head and neck radiation
- Gum disease
- History of frequent cavities
- Wearing Crowns, bridges, or braces
If you or any member of your family is subject to these risk factors, contact Dental Care of Texas o determine whether fluoride treatments would help to improve your dental health and reduce your risk of cavities and gum disease.
At Dental Care of Texas, our professional fluoride treatments are available in the form of a gel, varnish, or foam. These treatments use a fluoride preparation that is a stronger concentration than typical over-the-counter products. The application is a quick, non-invasive office procedure that requires no special preparation. Depending on your overall oral health, fluoride treatments may be recommended every 3, 6 or 12 months.
Providing you with exceptional patient care in a relaxed and stress-free environment is our top priority. Fluoride treatment is just one of the ways we help you keep your smile healthy for a lifetime. For more information about preventive dentistry and the benefits of fluoride, we welcome you to contact our office today.