Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride TreatmentEven though fluoride is present in many food that we eat, and in our tap water, many people still do not receive enough fluoride in our diets. A lack of fluoride can cause a number of different dental health issues, most notably tooth decay. Manhattan Beach Dental Center offers in-office fluoride treatments that allow you to protect your teeth and oral health by ensuring that you receive the proper amount of fluoride. To learn how fluoride treatment can help improve your overall dental health, read our guide below.

Why is fluoride important?

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that is present in many foods. Fluoride can shield your teeth from damage caused by sugar, acid, and bacteria. Most cities in the United States add fluoride to their tap water due to its well-known health benefits. In addition to helping protect your teeth, fluoride can also naturally repair tooth enamel and replenish the minerals in your teeth, helping to prevent a number of different dental problems. Even with these measures, many people don’t get enough fluoride in their diets, and a regular fluoride treatment from your dentist can help remedy this deficit.

What is involved in a fluoride treatment?

Professional fluoride treatments are more potent than the pastes and rinses you can buy over-the-counter at your local drugstore. An in-office fluoride treatment takes only a few minutes and is simple and pain-free. Your dentist will fill a mouth guard with fluoride foam and apply a varnish to your teeth. The mouth guard is then placed on your teeth and will sit for around five minutes. The process is completely non-invasive and totally painless. You can also rest assured that it is safe and non-toxic; we are committed to maintaining our patients’ optimum health and comfort.

Who can benefit from professional fluoride treatment?

Almost anyone will benefit from an in-office fluoride treatment. While the common belief is that only children younger than 16 should receive professional treatment, this is a complete misconception. Adults with proper oral hygiene can still benefit from professional treatment, particularly if they suffer from dry mouth, gum disease, or frequent cavities.

Don’t let harmful bacteria and tooth decay ruin your healthy smile. Manhattan Beach Dental Center provides regular fluoride treatments to all of our patients, and can ensure your teeth stay healthy and white. Call our office today at 310-376-0482 to schedule your appointment today.