Fluoride: The Supplements and Treatments Available

Did you know your teeth need to be exposed to fluoride regularly? Well, it’s true. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can strengthen and nourish your chompers, helping them prevent dental issues, like tooth decay and enamel erosion. Fortunately, there are fluoride supplements and treatments available to help you if you do not have enough fluoride exposure.

Our dentist, Dr. Hoang Truong, proudly offers a professional fluoride treatment at Gateway Oaks Dental when you come in for your six-month checkups. This treatment comes in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish, and it is often flavored to make it more enjoyable. When it’s applied to your teeth, you will wait for the fluoride to seep into the enamel. When the time is up, you’ll rinse your mouth with water.

Fluoride supplements are drops, rinses, toothpaste, gels, or tablets that you can use at home. These supplements are needed if you don’t receive enough fluoride regularly or if your teeth are at a high risk of having cavities. Your dentist will give you the instructions on how to properly use and take the supplements so you can help your teeth as much as possible.

To learn more about fluoride treatments and supplements in Sacramento, California, please reach out to our dental team. All you need to do is dial 916-649-0249 at your earliest convenience. We will be more than happy to teach you more, even if it’s just by answering your questions!