Your at-home brushing and flossing routine is the cornerstone of your oral health plan, but sometimes it’s still important to fortify your oral healthcare practices with professional treatments that are designed to help you get the most out of your smile. This is especially true for our young oral health enthusiasts.
One service Audubon Dental Center offers is our fluoride treatments that help prevent cavities and tooth decay, which are custom-tailored for our younger patients.
What is Fluoride Exactly?
Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent tooth decay, making your teeth more resilient to plaque and bacteria build-up, not to mention prevents acid build-up that can potentially lead to tooth enamel destruction, the damage that you can never undo.
Fluoride comes in toothpaste, mouthwashes, but it also comes in the form of a fluoride treatment, which many oral health specialists offer at their offices. Sometimes it makes more sense to get a professional-grade fluoride treatment to ensure that you get the higher amounts of fluoride that get better results for your smile.
Who Might Need a Fluoride Treatment?
We recommend fluoride treatments for children 16 years of age and younger as a way to combat any abuse children and teens might be putting their teeth and gums through. Kids are known to have a proclivity for eating abnormal amounts of sugars and starches, whether they get them from home or at school. These foods and beverages contain firepower for bacteria in your mouth to produce acids that eat away at your tooth enamel and your gums.
Fluoride and Tooth Decay
White spots on the teeth can be an early sign of decay as continuous acid attacks force your teeth to lose precious fortifying minerals. In its early stages, tooth decay can be stopped and even reversed, especially if the enamel has not been lost but only weakened. If more damage occurs, then a cavity can develop, which represents permanent damage to your natural tooth.
At Audubon Dental Center we have an amazing team of oral health professionals like Dr. Pantano, and we’re always here to answer any questions you might have about our fluoride treatments or any of the additional comprehensive oral health services we offer the entire family.
Contact Audubon Dental Center today to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we help entire families achieve optimum oral health for the long haul. We’re in the business of creating and maintaining beautiful smiles!