Did you know that your body naturally produces fluoride? Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen your teeth. It also protects them from cavities. If you have a high cavity risk level, your dentist in Downtown Bellevue WA will likely recommend fluoride treatment to minimize your risk of developing cavities and tooth decay due to sticky plaque.
Your dentist will provide fluoride via varnish, gel, foam, or a fluoride concentrated rinse. It may be given through a mouthwash, tray, brush, or swab. The fluoride treatments offered in clinics contain high concentrations of this mineral compared to what's in your toothpaste or water.
Fluoride treatments only take a couple of minutes to complete. Once the treatment is applied, you will be asked to avoid drinking and eating for at least 30 minutes following the treatment so that your teeth will completely absorb the fluoride.
Fluoride treatments will help restore the minerals in your tooth that have been lost due to enamel erosion. It also works by stopping the growth of destructive bacteria to prevent future cavities from developing.It is important to know that fluoride cannot remove existing tooth decay, but it will strengthen your enamel and prevent it from worsening.
Besides getting fluoride treatment, you must also brush and floss your teeth daily and regularly visit your dentist for routine checkups and cleanings. At Bel-Red Best Smiles, our experience and exposure allow us to provide affordable, honest, and competitive dental care services to our patients. If you want to learn more about what we do, we encourage you to contact us, and we'll discuss your dental options.
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