Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that gives tooth enamel its strength. This mineral is vital for preventing cavities and can repair teeth in the early stages of decay. You can apply fluoride directly to the teeth, and that is why most types of toothpaste and mouthwashes have the mineral as an active ingredient. There is also professional fluoride treatment.
What is fluoride treatment?
A fluoride treatment is a procedure in which we will apply fluoride in the form of a gel, foam or varnish directly to the teeth. Liquid fluoride may also be placed in a tray and then placed on your teeth. The treatment will take only a few minutes, and we will ask that you do not rinse, eat or drink for about 30 minutes after.
While fluoride is available in many products that you can get at your local drug store, the fluoride treatment that is available at our dental clinic is a much more concentrated form of the mineral than you can get in any over-the-counter application.
Do you need a fluoride treatment?
The amount of fluoride you need depends on the state of your teeth. If your teeth are healthy, you should be getting enough fluoride if you are using a toothpaste that contains the mineral. However, as you age, you are more susceptible to tooth decay. So, while you might not require regular fluoride treatments, it may be wise to get a professional fluoride treatment at least once a year. If you have any conditions that may increase your risk of cavities, you may want to opt for a fluoride treatment more often by visiting your nearest dental clinic.
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If you need a dental fluoride in Surrey, contact Newton Village Dental Clinic today! Let us help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful.