Have you ever wondered why Fluoride is so important to the health of your teeth? Every day your teeth lose some of their protective minerals – especially if you consume acidic foods or drinks such as sodas or sports drinks, clench or grind your teeth, or fail to brush as well as you should. When these minerals are disturbed or eroded, your tooth enamel can become damaged. One way to help strengthen teeth and reverse this damage is through remineralizing fluoride treatments.
Isn’t Fluoride Just for Kids?
Long considered mainly for children – for whom we recommend a fluoride treatment at every visit – fluoride treatments have been proven tremendously beneficial for adults as well. Fluoride stops the progress of newly formed cavities in anyone who uses it, and adult root cavities can be greatly reduced through these treatments
How Fluoride Works
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making your teeth more resistant to attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. Sometimes it can even reverse early decay. It also speeds up the growth of the new surface by bringing the phosphate and calcium ions present in your saliva together to form a new, mineral surface. If you would like to learn more about whether fluoride treatments are for you, please talk to us today.