Protect Your Oral Health With Fluoride Treatments
At Gumucio Dental in Belle Glade, we proudly offer fluoride treatments as part of our comprehensive dental care services. Since the 1940s, fluoride has been known to be the best cavity fighter available.
What Is Fluoride?
Fluoride is the negative ion of the element fluorine. It is a natural mineral found in the environment, particularly in soil and water sources. 99% of the fluoride in the human body is stored in the bones and teeth. Fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel by making it harder for bacteria to penetrate and cause decay.
How Are Fluoride Treatments Applied At Our Office?
At Gumucio Dental, our dentist will administer the fluoride in a concentrated rinse, gel, foam, or varnish and apply it to your teeth using a cotton swab or brush. This solution is generally left on for about four or five minutes and then removed. After completing this process, you may be advised to avoid eating or drinking for at least thirty minutes after treatment to allow the fluoride to fully penetrate the teeth.
What Are The Benefits Of Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride is important for maintaining strong and healthy teeth. Regular fluoride treatments are essential in preventing tooth decay and can help reverse some signs of early cavities. In addition, fluoride helps protect your teeth from the effects of acid erosion caused by certain foods or drinks.
How Often Should I Have Fluoride Treatments?
At Gumucio Dental, we recommend receiving a fluoride treatment every six months as part of your regular dental care routine. More frequent treatments may be recommended for patients with a higher risk of developing cavities due to poor oral hygiene or lifestyle habits.
Are Fluoride Treatments Safe?
Yes, fluoride treatments are generally safe and carry few risks. Studies conducted by the Food and Drug Administration have found no link between water fluoridation and adverse health effects. However, we recommend discussing any questions or concerns with our dentist before fluoride treatment.
Who Should Consider Getting Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride treatments are beneficial for all ages, from children to adults. Those with a history of tooth decay or cavity formation or who take certain medications that can cause dry mouth may particularly benefit from fluoride treatments.
If you’d like to learn more about fluoride treatments at Gumucio Dental, we encourage you to contact us today. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to help you achieve optimal oral health.
Contact Gumucio Dental About Fluoride Treatments Today!
- Give strength to your tooth enamel
- Increase your resistance to cavities
- Prevent the likelihood of restorative treatments
- Reverse the early signs of tooth decay
- Improve your overall oral health!