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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride Treatments: Strengthening Teeth and Preventing Decay

Fluoride treatments are a vital component of dental care, particularly in preventing tooth decay and strengthening tooth enamel. This simple yet effective treatment involves the application of a high concentration of fluoride to the teeth, a mineral that is essential for maintaining healthy teeth.

Why Fluoride Treatments Are Important

  1. Decay Prevention: Fluoride is highly effective in protecting teeth from decay. It helps to rebuild (remineralize) weakened tooth enamel, slow down the loss of minerals from enamel, and reverse early signs of tooth decay.
  2. Strengthens Enamel: Fluoride fortifies the enamel, making it more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.
  3. Benefits for All Ages: While often associated with children, fluoride treatments are beneficial for adults too, especially for those with a history of dental decay or certain medical conditions.

The Fluoride Treatment Process

Fluoride treatments in a dental office are quick and painless. The fluoride, usually in the form of a gel, foam, or varnish, is applied to the teeth with a brush or placed in a tray that is worn over the teeth for a few minutes. After the treatment, patients are advised not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride fully.

Maintaining Fluoride Levels

Besides professional treatments, maintaining adequate fluoride levels can also be achieved through fluoridated water and dental products like toothpaste and mouthwashes. However, professional treatments offer a higher concentration of fluoride for optimal benefits.

Schedule Your Fluoride Treatment

Regular fluoride treatments are an easy and effective way to keep your teeth strong and healthy. Contact us to schedule your appointment or to learn more about how fluoride treatments can benefit your dental health.

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Meadow View Dentistry
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Mechanicsburg, PA  17055

Phone: 717-996-9921


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