Posted on 8/10/2017 by Robert Leale
Fluoride treatments are important to help keep your teeth healthy. Not having enough fluoride leaves your teeth at risk of getting cavities.
There are some easy ways to get some fluoride, such as using fluoride-enriched toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. However, that isn't the only way to get fluoride.
Drinking a lot of tap water if your water is also enhanced with fluoride also helps. That still isn't always enough. The best way to ensure that you are getting enough fluoride is to ask your dentist about getting a fluoride treatment from your dentist.
Why You Should Talk to Your Dentist About Getting Fluoride TreatmentsIf you make sure to regularly get enough fluoride, you are more likely to have cavity-free checkups. This simple additive can give you a lot of help when it comes to fighting off cavities.
Research has found that it is incredibly helpful at keeping the bacteria that cause tooth decay from getting to your teeth and from invading any little crevices you may have in your teeth. It forms a barrier around your teeth, keeping them safer when you eat.
There is such a thing as too much fluoride, so your dentist will have to talk to you about what types of fluoride you already get. That way, when they do the fluoride treatment, you get just the right amount to help, not enough to leave you with a stomach ache.
Be sure to keep up with your fluoride treatments. They will need to be redone every 3-12 months, depending on how at risk your oral health is for cavities. Talk to your dentist at your next appointment about if your mouth could benefit from a set of fluoride treatments, and how often they think you would need it to be redone. That way, you can keep your oral health even better.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (509) 590-1763 today.