in Westerville, OH
Fluoride treatments are quick and effective preventive dental treatments that are designed to strengthen teeth and promote optimal oral health. When used in combination with routine teeth cleanings and exams and a thorough at-home oral care routine, fluoride treatments can be a great way to prevent cavities and keep your smile in excellent shape. Want to learn more about our preventive services and schedule your next visit? Please contact us!Contact Us
Fluoride Treatment FAQs
Fluoride treatments work by strengthening tooth enamel through a process called remineralization. Tooth enamel is the hard, protective outer layer of your teeth, and it can weaken over time due to bacterial acid attacks, dietary factors, and other environmental influences. Fluoride, when applied topically in the form of gels, varnishes, or rinses, interacts with the enamel and attracts minerals like calcium and phosphate. This process helps repair early-stage cavities and reinforces the enamel’s defenses against future decay.
Yes, fluoride is safe when used in appropriate amounts. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that has been proven to be effective in preventing tooth decay, and we believe the positives of using fluoride far outweigh any potential negatives. The controlled application of fluoride in dental treatments is a standard practice endorsed by leading dental associations worldwide. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding fluoride treatments, feel free to get in touch with our team.
Absolutely! Fluoride treatments are suitable for individuals of all ages. For children, in particular, fluoride is crucial in the development of strong, healthy teeth. It helps fortify the enamel during the formative years, providing a solid foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. Additionally, fluoride treatments are equally beneficial for adults, as a layer of additional protection against harmful bacteria is never a bad thing.
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