May 16, 2018
Fluoride is a nutrient essential for the development and maintenance of healthy teeth. As your teeth from below the gum line, ingested fluoride helps to ensure your tooth enamel is dense and durable. Patients can receive ingested fluoride from a variety of sources, including tap water, certain vegetables, and supplements. Once teeth erupt from the gum line, topical fluoride helps to keep your smile strong, healthy, and free from decay. Patients receive topical fluoride through daily brushing with fluoridated toothpaste and the use of certain oral rinses. Patients in need of extra fluoride may also want to receive professional topical fluoride applications, during their six month dental exams. In this post, we’ll talk about 3 uses of fluoride treatment patients may need to keep their smiles whole and healthy.