Sometimes individuals want to do more to brighten their smile. One of the best ways to improve the strength of your teeth and the luster of your smile is by having regular fluoride treatments. Splendid Dental Woodlands offers top-notch teeth cleaning and fluoride treatments. Let us help maintain your beautiful smile.
How Does Fluoride Treatment Work?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral and the primary ingredient in most toothpastes and mouthwashes. But, when your dentist conducts fluoride treatments, the process is a bit more involved. However, the process is quick and easy, making it one of the best ways to maintain your oral health.
Fluoride restores minerals to your teeth’s enamel lost as you eat acidic and sugary foods. This is called remineralization and is how your teeth are strengthened through the treatments. Often, this mineral is added to a community’s water supply. But when it isn’t, you should talk to your dentist about treatments for yourself and your children.
Using a stronger concentration of fluoride than is in over-the-counter products, your dentist will apply it to your teeth. It only takes a few moments, regardless of whether your dentist uses a gel, foam, or varnish. Once applied, it will immediately begin to restore your tooth enamel. But for the full benefits, you should refrain from eating or drinking for at least a half-hour after treatment.
Some Benefits of Fluoride Treatments
Young children and adolescents benefit the most from this treatment. During treatment, fluoride is incorporated into the development of a child’s permanent teeth. The process makes it harder for acids and sugars to weaken a child’s new adult teeth. Thus, fluoride treatments done early improve a child’s likelihood to avoid cavities and the diseases that can grow out of them. But adults also benefit from fluoride. Stronger teeth don’t just mean better oral health, but better overall health. Further, regular dental visits with fluoride treatment on top of your routine of daily brushing and flossing reduce the need for significant treatment or major oral surgeries. In the end, this preventive care saves you money.
Splendid Dental Woodlands offers a range of services alongside our fluoride treatments, such as:
Fluoride treatment results in numerous benefits. First and foremost, the process strengthens and restores your tooth enamel. When this protective layer of your teeth weakens, cavities can form. In cavities, bacteria catch and builds up, leading to tooth decay, a significant cause of tooth loss. Also, if you suffer from dry mouth, have dental braces or veneers, or periodontitis (gum disease), these treatments can help alleviate your issues. While fluoride treatments won’t clear away plaque or tartar buildup, your dentist will usually conduct a cleaning before the treatment. This will make sure the fluoride has the optimum effect. Also, keep in mind fluoride treatments are preventative care. If you have a damaged tooth, a cavity, or some other issue, you need to talk to your dentist immediately.
Contact Splendid Dental Woodlands Today
If you’re looking for fluoride treatments, Splendid Dental Woodlands has what you need. Our experienced staff will make you feel comfortable and at home when you come to our offices.
Our general dentistry services at Splendid Dental Woodlands includes not just fluoride treatments but teeth cleaning and emergency dental services. With an assortment of other services as well, you’ll find everything you need to maintain good oral health. Our compassionate and understanding staff want what’s best for your smile. Schedule an appointment today for yourself or your child by contacting us at 832.365.4190.