Flourine is the building blocks of our teeth's enamel. It is a natural mineral that helps build strong teeth, fights, and prevents the formation of cavities and tartar.
As we age, our teeth may lose its natural ability to without existing teeth structures due to the wear of Fluorine from teeth's surface. Fluoride application is a great way of treating your teeth's enamel by preventing the chances of dental cavities or caries.
What is the procedure behind a fluoride treatment?
Flouride treatment can come in the form of highly-concentrated mouth rinses, foam, or gel that can be applied over teeth's surface with the help of a brush, tray, or mouthwash. It is true that most toothpaste contains Fluorine in them, but this treatment can offer patients a better experience. Topical application of fluoride is easy and does not borrow much time. The patient may be requested to avoid eating or drinking for about 30 minutes after the treatment.
How often must the patient undergo a flouride treatment and what are its benefits?
It is recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), that a patient undergoes fluoride treatment at least every 6-12 months. The frequency of the treatment would, however, depend on the patient's existing dental condition.
The benefits of fluoride treatment are:
- Restores teeth's natural flourine content
- Inhibits growth of bacteria and cavities
- Reduces the chances of cavities in children
What are the natural sources of dietary flourides?
Patients can also benefit from dietary sources of fluoride such as:
- Food steamed in water
- Baby formulas
We offer our homebound patients with at-home fluoride treatment to ensure their teeth remains healthy and strong. Experience the goodness of dental home-care from our mobile dental services.