Both children and adults can benefit from fluoride treatment from your Dublin dentist.
All In One Dental Innovations offers fluoride treatment to families in Dublin, CA as a preventive dentistry treatment plan. Fluoride is the most effective way to help prevent tooth decay and reverse decay that is found early.
Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally present in almost all foods and water supplies. The benefits of fluoride have been well known for over 50 years and are supported by many health and professional organizations.
How does fluoride treatment work?
Fluoride works in two ways:
Topical fluoride - strengthens the teeth once they have erupted, by seeping into the outer surface of the tooth’s enamel, making the teeth more resistant to decay. Adults and some children incorporate fluoride into their home hygiene routine when they use toothpaste, mouthwash, and gels that contain fluoride.
Systemic fluoride - strengthens the teeth that have already erupted through the gums as well as those that are still developing under the gums. We get fluoride from most food and community water supplies. It is also available as a supplement that can come in the form of drops or gel. Fluoride can also be prescribed by your dentist or physician. Generally, fluoride drops are recommended for infants, and tablets are best suited for children and teens. It is very important to monitor the amounts of fluoride a child ingests. If too much fluoride is consumed while the teeth are developing, a condition called fluorosis (white spots on the teeth) may result.
Although most people receive fluoride from food and water, sometimes it is not enough to help prevent decay. Your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend the use of home and/or professional fluoride treatments for the following reasons:
- Deep pits and fissures on the chewing surfaces of teeth.
- Exposed roots.
- Sensitive teeth.
- Fair to poor oral hygiene habits.
- Frequent sugar and carbohydrate intake.
- Inadequate exposure to fluorides.
- Inadequate saliva flow due to medical conditions, medical treatments, or medications.
- Recent history of dental decay.
What steps to take at home
It is important to remember that fluoride alone will not prevent tooth decay! It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss regularly, eat balanced meals, reduce sugary snacks and also reduce the intake of acidic food and drinks, and visit your dentist on a regular basis.
Contact All In One Dental today!
If you think you might decay or if you just want a fluoride treatment, contact us today! We will be happy to schedule you with Dr. Huang to get your teeth evaluated to see if fluoride treatments may be right for you.
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