Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that is very important to dental health. In addition to helping to protect teeth from damage caused by bacteria and acid and sugar present in the foods we eat, fluoride can naturally replenish minerals in teeth and repair tooth enamel. Most cities have added fluoride to their municipal water sources, and fluoride is present in many of the foods we eat as well as most toothpastes. In spite of this, many people still do not get enough fluoride to keep their teeth healthy, leading to dental issues such as tooth decay. Getting a regular fluoride from your dentist can help.
While many people believe that only children under 16 should receive professional fluoride treatments, the fact is that anyone who still has any of their natural teeth can benefit. Adults who suffer from conditions such as dry mouth, gum disease, or frequent cavities in particular should ask their dentist about regular fluorite treatments. The treatments provided in our office are far more potent than the rinses and pastes you can buy over the counter. In-office fluoride treatments are completely painless, and only take around five to 10 minutes. Your dentist will simply apply a special varnish to your teeth before placing a foam-filled mouth guard over them. This will sit on your teeth for about five minutes before the foam is rinsed off. The procedure can easily be done at the end of your regular cleaning
Protect your mouth from tooth decay and gum disease; call the office of Roger L Gillespie, DDS today at 310-325-4155 today to schedule your regular fluoride treatment. We are committed to helping you keep your teeth healthy and your smile looking great.