Fluoride treatment is a preventive service recommended to strengthen your tooth enamel and help prevent cavities. As you eat and drink throughout the day, the bacteria, sugars and acids in your mouth will attack and demineralize your tooth enamel. Fluoride works to remineralize this enamel so that you can keep your teeth healthy and strong. Fluoride also strengthens teeth as they develop, making it an important treatment for children to receive as their teeth come in.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral and can be found in many water supplies and foods. While you will receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from brushing your teeth using fluoridated toothpaste, a professional fluoride treatment will provide additional protection for your teeth. Dr. Jon Glenn will check your fluoride levels during your regular dental exams and, if needed, can provide you with a fluoride treatment as part of your routine visit. Professional fluoride is available in several different forms, including gel, varnish or foam, and can be applied to your teeth quickly and comfortably.
For more information about the benefits of fluoride treatment in Newport Beach, California, and to set up an appointment with our caring dentist and team, please contact our office today at 949-644-0071.