protect your teeth is to strengthen the enamel to become resistant to harmful acid, decay, and breakage.
How does fluoride help your teeth?
Our enamel is constantly losing strength from a depletion of minerals (demineralization). Fluoride strengthens enamel by helping the absorption of calcium and phosphorus (remineralization). Fluoride is a mineral found in a lot of our food and drink. When we consume it, the fluoride can strengthen the teeth from the inside. If it is applied topically to the teeth, the fluoride can penetrate the teeth to help strengthen the enamel.
Fluoride treatments for both adults and children
In the past, fluoride treatments were used only on children. In the more recent past, it has been seen that fluoride treatments can also be helpful for adults. Fluoride is present in most drinking water. It is also in most toothpaste and mouthwash. Even with these sources, it may be helpful to talk to your dentist about fluoride treating your teeth.
You can strengthen your teeth with fluoride treatments
Dr. David Foster and Creekside Dental can help you decide if a fluoride treatment is right for you. If you live in Columbia, TN, or Lewisburg, Lawrenceburg, Hohenwald, Centerville, Pulaski, or any of the surrounding communities, then call our office today at (931) 388–3384 to schedule a consultation.