Fluoride is found naturally in tap water and food that you regularly consume. It is a nutrient that works to restore minerals to tooth surfaces, where bacteria will otherwise erode the enamel. This happens while you age, eat, and drink.
Fluoride also helps to stop harmful oral bacterial growth and prevent cavities. While fluoride will not stop decay, it will help prevent decay from penetrating deeper parts of your teeth and will stop further damage to your teeth. It also helps to create a stronger outer surface to your teeth and will help to protect your enamel. Regular use of fluoride in toothpaste, mouthwash, and more helps to remineralize your teeth.
Ingesting and regularly using fluoride at home is not always enough. Easley Family Dentistry in Easley, SC, can help. We offer fluoride treatments for patients of all levels of oral health. These treatments will help to restore and protect your teeth.
Professional fluoride treatments only take a few minutes during your appointment. We offer fluoride treatment in the form of a varnish. The fluoride varnish will be applied to your teeth with a small applicator.
Following treatment, you will be asked not to rinse, eat, or drink for 30 minutes to an hour to allow the fluoride to absorb into your teeth and will help to repair decayed areas. Your hygienists may also recommend you return for a treatment every three, six, or twelve months, depending on your oral health at the time of your appointment.
Treatments are non-invasive and gentle, and our staff will do everything possible to make you feel comfortable while you are in our care.
Everyone can benefit from a regularly-scheduled fluoride treatment. This includes people who brush twice daily for the recommended two minutes each. Treatments are particularly useful for people who suffer from frequent cavities or gum disease. You should also have regularly-scheduled fluoride treatments if you have problems with dry mouth conditions or if you have bridges or braces.
If you want or need a fluoride treatment in Easley, SC, we at Easley Family Dentistry are currently accepting new patients. We will spend your first appointment examining and cleaning your teeth, which will help to prevent any future dental problems.