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If used in certain amount fluoride is a great way to help keep your teeth strong and healthy. It is important to know, however benifitial fluoride is, that too much of using it can cause side effect such as tooth discoloration. Most of us are using it on daily bases in a toothpaste and mouthwash.
Fluoride treatment is recommended for strengthening your teeth and prevent cavities. Although fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods, sometimes your daily diet is not enough.
Fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth and protect them from tooth decay. As you eat and drink throughout the day, bacteria, sugars, and acids constantly attack and demineralize the enamel layer of your teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize the tooth enamel, preventing tooth decay and cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen the teeth as they develop to make sure they are strong and healthy, making fluoride very important for children as their teeth grow in.
Our dentist often recommends professional fluoride treatment during your regular dental checkup, and we may suggest further fluoride treatment if your teeth are prone to decay or if you are not receiving a sufficient amount of fluoride from other sources. Professional fluoride is available in the form of a gel, varnish, or foam. Fluoride treatment is just one of the ways Gentle Family Dentistry, helps you keep your smile healthy for a lifetime.
For further information about preventive dentistry and the benefits of fluoride, contact us today. Gentle Family Dentistry is happy to care for your smile!