You can take steps to prevent tooth decay. One great way to prevent tooth decay is to receive topical fluoride treatments to help strengthen your teeth. Fluoride treatments can be administered during normal visits to Gateway Oaks Dental. This fluoride treatment is quick and painless, taking just a few minutes. There is minimal inconvenience, and the fluoride treatment is comfortable and easy. Professional fluoride is available in the form of a gel, foam, or varnish.
Your drinking water supply may also contain fluoride that promotes healthy teeth, and many foods contain fluoride as well. Your dentist can help determine the level of fluoride in your drinking water, and we can supply fluoride supplements if necessary. Our dentists also recommend that you use fluoridated toothpaste for extra protection.
Fluoride is a naturally found mineral that helps to protect your teeth from decay by rebuilding and remineralizing the enamel layer of the tooth as it is attacked and broken down throughout the day by acids, bacteria, sugars, and foods. By maintaining a good supply of fluoride in your diet, water intake, and toothpaste, you can help to prevent cavities and tooth decay. You can also receive fluoride through mouthwashes and other supplements.
For more information on the benefits of fluoride in Sacramento, California, and to learn how you can prevent decay, we invite you to contact us today at 916-649-0249 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoang Truong.