Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral which makes our teeth stronger and more resistant against cavities. Metro Dental recommends fluoride treatment for individuals who are at a higher risk of getting teeth cavities.
How Fluoride Makes your Teeth Stronger?
The outer enamel layer of our teeth is primarily composed of minerals, which make it the hardest structure inside the body. These minerals prevent the tooth from decay and pulp exposure. Teeth cavities start to form when bacteria present inside the plaque and tartar deposits release acids, which causes the minerals from the teeth to move into the saliva. As a result, the teeth become weak and vulnerable to the formation of cavities. Fluoride helps in making the teeth stronger and resistant to acid attack by restoring their mineral component.
How is Fluoride Treatment Done?
Fluoride treatment at Metro Dental is a simple procedure which is completed within minutes. The hygienist will apply fluoride in the form of a varnish, gel, or a solution. In case of a solution or a varnish, it is applied by using a cotton swab. However, when providing fluoride treatment by using a mouth rinses, the hygienist will place it in trays which you will wear over your teeth. This tray will be held in your mouth for several minutes to provide maximum effect.
After the treatment, we advise patients not to eat or drink anything for 30 minutes. This is done to let the fluoride penetrate the tooth, and it also helps in making the tooth more resistant to cavities.
How Frequently do I Need Fluoride Treatment?
The frequency for fluoride treatment depends on your oral health status. Generally, fluoride treatment is recommended after 6-12 months. However, if we determines that you are at a higher risk of development, then you may need visits more frequently.
Healthy teeth are essential for having a beautiful smile. In addition to oral hygiene measures like brushing and flossing, fluoride treatment goes a long way in making your teeth stronger and healthier. So, visit us today and let us give you a beautiful and healthy smile.