Cavity Resistance is Improved with Regular Fluoride Treatment
Posted on 11/20/2019 by McDonald Office
Cavities are not only a common occurrence in youth, but also adults. Cavities are usually formed on the biting surfaces of the teeth on the molars; however, they can also occur on other teeth.
They form when bacteria have eaten away a small portion of the tooth's enamel, and it's important to take care of a cavity as soon as possible because they will only grow with time. If a cavity grows, it may only be able to be corrected with advanced procedures.
How Fluoride Treatments Help
Fortunately, there are a few ways you can strengthen your enamel and resist the strength of the bacteria inside your mouth. The best way is to get a good amount of fluoride in contact with your teeth every day. Fluoride can be found in toothpaste and mouthwash, so brushing your teeth is not only a good way to clean them but also strengthen them. It works by binding to the surface of your teeth and making your enamel more durable to the bacteria that want to eat it away.
When you come into our office, we may also recommend a fluoride treatment to help protect your teeth. Fluoride treatments are a simple, yet effective, way to help prevent cavities. While you're here, we'll give you a fluoride solution to swish in your mouth like mouthwash. Don't worry! Our fluoride solutions don't taste bad, and it'll be like using normal mouthwash.
Fluoride treatments are one of the only ways to get concentrated fluoride in contact with your teeth. Toothpaste and mouthwash do have a lot of fluoride in them, but sometimes it's not enough. If you're interested in getting a fluoride treatment to help strengthen your teeth, give us a call. We can schedule you an appointment. And while you're here, we can even check for cavities!