Fluoride treatments are an important line of defense in the fight against cavities.
Your tooth enamel is tough. In fact, it is the hardest substance in your body. But over time, the acids and sugars in your food and drinks, combined with the bacteria in your mouth can attack that enamel and wear it down. When that happens, your teeth become vulnerable to cavities. As Dr. Michael Mullen will tell you, fluoride is a key ingredient in keeping your tooth enamel strong and healthy.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in various places in nature. Many cities and towns choose to add fluoride to the water supply, and there are a number of toothpastes on the market that contain fluoride. Fluoride remineralizes the enamel in your teeth, making them more resistant to tooth decay. In the right doses, fluoride can help developing teeth to emerge strong and healthy.
If you struggle with tooth decay or are not getting enough fluoride in your diet or through brushing, our dentist may suggest a fluoride treatment in El Paso, Texas. The dentist may suggest an in-office treatment, a prescription rinse, a gel, foam or a supplement. Remember that your dentist is the best judge of how much fluoride you need. If you have concerns about fluoride, or if you would like to make an appointment, call us today at 915-593-1900.