The benefits of fluoride treatment

The battle to keep your teeth healthy is never ending. While home care and proper diet do help, it’s important that you receive proper care from your family dentist at least once every 6 months. Fluoride treatment from your dentist is the best way to achieve stronger, more resilient enamel that will protect your teeth against the harmful substances we ingest daily. At Forest Lawn Dental Centre, we provide dental services that range from cleaning to whitening, all the way to cosmetic implants and fluoride treatments. Let our experts show you the benefits of having professional fluoride treatments next time you visit your local dentist.

What is fluoride treatment?

Fluoride is a chemical that occurs naturally in many foods and in our drinking water. It helps strengthen your enamel, and in certain cases can even help reverse the effects of tooth decay. What you might not know is that you can get an added dose by receiving a professional fluoride treatment from your local family dentist. This treatment is applied directly to your teeth and is much stronger than what is in the drinking water or anything you can get over the counter.

Who can benefit from fluoride treatments?
While receiving fluoride is most critical between the ages of 6 and 16 (due to the early development of your enamel), adults of any age can benefit from the effects of topical fluoride treatment from a dental professional. Enamel can always be strengthened, and added protection against bacteria that causes tooth decay is never a bad idea.

Because adults are at a higher risk of enamel decay, it’s still important to keep your teeth strong and resistant. Some of these risks include dry mouth conditions in adults, gum disease, frequent cavities and an increased amount of dental work.

What forms does it come in?
Fluoride comes in a variety of different forms. The most common application methods are gel, foam or varnish. While you can get them in the form of mouthwash and toothpaste, higher concentrations are only available from your dentist. These will have a more lasting effect on the health and resilience of your teeth.

Take care of your teeth. Contact the office of Forest Lawn Dental Centre and make an appointment. Talk to one of our experts and find out more about what you can do to strengthen and protect your enamel from the threat of tooth decay.

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