If you want a strong and healthy smile, dental fluoride treatment is the best option for you! Fluoride treatments are generally available each time you come into Cascade Dental Care for a dental cleaning. This treatment is simple, easy, and painless, and it can help your teeth fight off tooth decay and gum disease. To help you know more about fluoride and fluoride treatment, Dr. Mark Teigen and our team has provided the following information:
What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral that your teeth need each day. You can find this mineral in many natural resources, like water and food. Fluoride strengthens and nourishes your teeth and gives them the ability to fight plaque, tooth decay, and oral acid. It is very important to consume the right amount of fluoride each day because there is a demineralization and remineralization process that occurs. If you don’t get enough fluoride, the remineralization process will not take effect and your smile will be weak and vulnerable.
What is the fluoridation process?
The fluoridation process in our office involves a foam, gel, or varnish treatment. The treatment is typically flavored to make it more enjoyable. When your dental cleaning is finished, your hygienist will place the fluoride on your teeth, whether it’s with a tray or brush, and will wait for the minerals to soak into your teeth. When the proper amount of time has passed, you will rinse your mouth and be on your way.
For more information about fluoride and fluoride treatments in Longview, Washington, please call 360-425-8140 today and talk to a member of our helpful dental team! We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist if you’re interested in a dental cleaning and fluoride treatment. We are happy to help you!