Too little or too much fluoride can be detrimental to the teeth. Little or no fluoride will not strengthen the teeth to help them resist cavities.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that builds strong teeth and prevents cavities. It’s been an essential oral health treatment for decades. Fluoride supports healthy tooth enamel and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums. Tooth enamel is the outer protective layer of each tooth.
Fluoride is especially helpful if you’re at high risk of developing dental caries, or cavities. Cavities occur when bacteria build up on teeth and gums and form a sticky layer of plaque. Plaque produces an acid that erodes teeth and gum tissue. If the plaque breaks down the enamel layer, bacteria can infect and harm the nerves and blood at the core of the tooth.
Our dental office follows American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines and recommends a professional fluoride treatment every 3, 6, or 12 months, depending on your oral health. If you haven’t had a professional fluoride treatment in the last year, contact us today to schedule your appointment.
Your home for Fluoride Treatment & Preventive Dentistry in Greenville
The Greenville dentists at Bijou Dental Spa also provide the following preventive dental treatments to patients in Greenville and the surrounding areas: Dental Exams, Dental Cleanings, and Dental Sealants.