You should make an effort to take care of your teeth each day by brushing them at least twice, and flossing at least once. With that said, for some patients, preventing cavities can be difficult even if they stay consistent about their oral health care regimen. One person’s natural ability to avoid tooth decay can be different from someone else’s. If your smile is more vulnerable to problems, even with a good oral care routine, talk to our McKinney, TX dental practice about treatments with fluoride. Fluoride helps your enamel recover from decay before a cavity forms, so you are less likely to need restorative dental work to address decay.
How Fluoride Helps Your Teeth Resist The Effects Of Decay
Fluoride is a mineral that can be found in toothpaste, and it has been added to many tap water sources to help people protect their teeth from harm. Having access to fluoride makes it easier for individuals to stay cavity-free over time, because their teeth have an easier time recovering from minor damages.
While your teeth are not able to recover naturally from a cavity once one forms, your enamel can restore itself when smaller amounts of damage occur. Fluoride’s ability to speed up that recovery can be particularly important for people with naturally weaker enamel. If you often have issues with preventing decay, your dentist may recommend fluoride during a regular dental exam.
Fluoride Treatments Can Help Children And Adults In Need Of Dental Health Support
Because kids are still learning to practice good oral hygiene habits, and often more attracted to sugary foods and drinks, they can face more risks for tooth decay. Our practice provides pediatric dental services that offer important professional preventive care, while also giving guidance to kids about good oral care habits at home. Even as they are learning about smile care, and receiving guidance, kids can still have more trouble protecting their teeth. To provide further support, your dentist can recommend when fluoride treatments might be beneficial. While fluoride is often provided to younger patients, individuals at any age can see benefits from treatment!
We Also Offer Silver Diamine Fluoride For Our Patients
Our practice can provide Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) for extra support against tooth decay! This treatment helps your enamel stay strong, and it can fight the harmful bacteria that create your cavity risks. SDF can be particularly useful as a means of helping kids deal with, and avoid, cavities!
Talk To Illume Dental About The Benefits Of Fluoride For Your Smile
Illume Dental is proud to provide quality oral health services to people in and around the McKinney, TX community. In addition to providing important routine services that help you keep your smile problem-free, we can recommend fluoride treatments to give you additional support against decay. To find out more, or to make an appointment at our practice, please call Illume Dental today at (469) 301-1255.