Fluoride Treatments Belmont WA
Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps strengthen teeth and prevent cavities.
Fluoride treatments performed at Epsom Dental Care contain a high concentration of fluoride applied to your teeth to improve health and reduce the chance of developing cavities.
These treatments may be in a solution, gel, foam, or varnish form.
There are also high-concentration fluoride treatments that can be used at home but only under the specific instruction of your Belmont WA dentist.
Fluoride works in two ways
- Systemic fluoride is swallowed as in fluoridated water and dietary fluoride supplements.
- Topical fluoride is applied directly to the teeth via toothpaste, mouth rinses and treatments at your dentist’s office.
Although most people regularly get fluoride from food and water, there may be times it is not enough to help prevent tooth decay.
Your dentist may recommend using home and/or professional fluoride treatments because of the following:
- Pits and fissures on chewing surfaces of teeth
- Exposed and sensitive roots
- Poor oral hygiene
- Frequent sugar and carbohydrate intake
- Inadequate fluoride supply
- Inadequate saliva flow
- Recent history of tooth decay/cavities
Benefits of Fluoride Treatments
Here are some of the benefits of fluoride treatments in Belmont WA:
- Prevent tooth decay
- Slow the growth of cavities
- Reduce existing tooth decay
- Strengthen tooth enamel
- Repair weak tooth enamel
Fluoride Treatment Procedure in Belmont WA
Your Belmont WA dentist provides professional fluoride treatments in a highly concentrated rinse, foam, gel, or varnish form. The treatment may be applied thorugh swab, brush, tray, or mouthwash.
These treatments have much more fluoride than water or toothpaste. Fluoride treatments only take a few minutes to apply.
You may be asked not to eat or drink anything for 30 minutes after the treatment so the fluoride can fully absorb.
Always give your Belmont WA dentist your full health history in order to choose the right treatments for you.
Fluoride restores minerals to the tooth enamel and prevents harmful bacteria from building up in the mouth. Overdosing on fluoride can cause negative complications.
Oral health greatly affects other functions of the body and overall health.
To take good care of your mouth:
- Brush your teeth two times a day for two minutes each time
- Floss once a day
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks
- Don’t smoke
- Visit your Belmont WA dentist at least twice a year
Fluoride Treatments in Belmont WA
If you have a good chance of getting cavities, fluoride treatments from your Belmont WA dentist can help you.
Consult with your Belmont WA dentist today!