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How Many Fluoride Treatments Should You Get Each Year?

Posted on 12/10/2017 by Robert Leale
Fluoride Treatment North View Family Dental WA 99208-5095
Fluoride is an important chemical that protects your teeth from plaque. It is a mineral that can be found in nature, and in moderation can give you infinitely better, whiter and just generally better teeth.

They also protect your gums not only by making a protective layer so that plaque and bacteria cannot harm them, but also ensure that an environment where good local bacteria can thrive will exist.

However, since our bodies do not make or secrete fluoride, we have to rely on the fluoride found in water or food to be deposited in our mouths. We lose fluoride every day since plaque and bacteria slowly eats them, but if we brush our teeth with good toothpaste, then not only will the bacteria be brushed away, but the leftover fluoride will remain. Sometimes, we do not have enough fluoride to take care of our needs, and that is where a fluoride treatment comes in.

What Is a Fluoride Treatment?

A fluoride treatment is basically adding a more concentrated fluoride gel, foam or layer to your teeth. This is done so that your teeth will have proper amounts of fluoride. Fluoride gels are can be painted on your teeth or use together with a mouth guard.

A fluoride varnish is painted and foams are used together with a mouth guard. However, since fluoride is a mineral, there is also a chance that you will have too much of it.

Having too much fluoride can lead to a fluoride allergy. A fluoride allergy is not like other allergies that will make your cheeks swell; a fluoride allergy attack leads to migraines, thirstiness and even hemorrhages.

That is why it is recommended to have a gap of at least three months after each fluoride treatment. Most of clients actually have a fluoride treatment twice a year. If you are looking for a good fluoride treatment, schedule an appointment with us and let us take care of your dental concerns.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (509) 590-1763 today.

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