Your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, but it can still be damaged by the things you eat and drink. To help keep your enamel strong, our dentists, Dr. Chelsea Longlet, Dr. Michael Longlet, and Dr. Eric Alston, may suggest that you try fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral which can keep your tooth enamel healthy. If you would like to find out more about fluoride treatments in Bend, Oregon, call Mill Point Dental at 541-388-0078 to plan your appointment.
Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods. While you receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from using toothpaste with fluoride, we may recommend fluoride treatment to further strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities.
Fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth and protect them from tooth decay. As you eat and drink throughout the day, bacteria, sugars and acids constantly attack and demineralize the enamel of your teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize tooth enamel, preventing tooth decay and cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen teeth as they develop to make sure they are strong and healthy. This makes fluoride very important for children as their teeth grow in.
Our dentist and team members may recommend professional fluoride treatment during your regular dental checkup. We may suggest further fluoride treatment if your teeth are prone to decay or if you are not receiving a sufficient amount of fluoride from other sources. Professional fluoride is available in the form of a gel, varnish or foam. Fluoride treatment is just one of the ways our team helps you keep your smile healthy for a lifetime. For more information about preventive dentistry and the benefits of fluoride, we welcome you to contact us today. We are eager to care for your smile!