This message from The Dental Design Center in White Plains is about the importance of fluoride to teeth at all stages of life.
You rarely hear the word “toothpaste” without it being preceded by “fluoride.” “Fluoride toothpaste” is ubiquitous for good reason.
Fluoride is a key mineral that helps your teeth stay strong. It is found in some foods and water and makes toothpastes more effective at fighting cavities. Fluoride helps teeth by making them stronger and more resistant to the detrimental acid that is formed by bacteria. We may recommend a fluoride treatment in addition to your dental cleaning.
While many of our patients understand the importance of fluoride treatments in fortifying developing teeth in children, some do not realize the importance of fluoride for adults. For this reason, fluoride treatments are sometimes recommended to adults who are susceptible to enamel wear or tooth decay.
The fluoride used in these treatments comes in either a gel or foam, and may be available in several flavors. The fluoride is applied directly to teeth through the use of a plastic dental tray that fits over your teeth. The tray is kept in your mouth for just a few minutes. Fluoride treatments are a quick and painless way to strengthen your teeth and preserve an attractive smile.
At The Dental Design Center in White Plains, we want all of our patients to have strong teeth and healthy gums. Services include general and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!
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