Fluoride, a type of mineral, is considered one of the most effective tools in preventing tooth decay. It also helps promote healthy tooth growth and function. Fluoride has two main functions. First, it strengthens teeth that have already erupted from the gumline. Second, teeth that have yet to grow are also strengthened. Fluoride treatment is especially important for children. Fluoride is available in both in-office and at-home treatments.
One of our Oceanview Dental hygienists may suggest fluoride treatment in Oceanside, California for the following reasons:
- Fair or poor oral hygiene
- Exposed and sensitive root surfaces
- Deep pits and fissures on chewing surfaces
- Inadequate exposure to natural fluorides
- Frequent sugar and carbohydrate intake
- Decayed or damaged teeth
There are many different ways fluoride can be applied. Fluoride toothpastes, mouth washes, and gels are all available. Our dental team will work with you to determine which fluoride treatments are right for you. When combined with good oral hygiene and eating habits, including brushing and flossing daily, fluoride becomes a powerful tool against decay. To receive your fluoride treatment, we invite you to call or visit our dental office and reserve a time with our dentists today.