It’s the last part of your dental exam, and fluoride treatment is about more than just choosing a fun flavor. While there is a lot of information about the benefits of fluoride for children, it’s important that adults know that the use of fluoride is just as beneficial for your dental health. Here are three fantastic reasons to keep up with your fluoride treatment at all ages.
1. Fluoride remineralizes your teeth
Acidic foods and drinks can start to break down the structure of our teeth because of their impact on the minerals that make up our teeth. Calcium and phosphorus are two of the important minerals that are vital for dental health, and the loss of these two minerals from the wear on our teeth can be detrimental. Fluoride treatment is full of these minerals, helping to reverse this damage through remineralization. At any age, rebuilding teeth and reversing damage made by the destruction of minerals through fluoride treatment is essential to keeping your smile happy, healthy and strong.
2. Fluoride Keeps Tooth Decay away
Every single mouth has bacteria. When we consume starch and sugar, bacteria produces acid, and this acid is harmful to tooth enamel. While this process is inevitable, it is incredibly important to combat the decay that acid causes by using fluoride. At Krengel Dental, we use fluoride as our best bet to battling tooth decay and preventing cavities. We also recommend using a fluoride toothpaste at home to keep cavities away in your everyday dental care. Since tooth decay is much less likely when receiving fluoride treatments, it is important for our patients at all ages to keep up with fluoride treatment.
3. Fluoride prevents pain (and money) down the road
We all know dental procedures can be costly, and one of the best ways to be preventative when it comes to your dental care is to stay up to date with your fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural preventative, naturally occurring in water. Any of nature’s gifts that help keep our teeth strong and healthy are worth capitalizing on now to save you from expensive repairs later.
At Krengel Dental, it is our goal to be your partner in treatment as we keep your smile healthy, happy and strong. Due for your fluoride treatment and/or six-month check up? Call us now at 952-888-1311 to speak with a friendly team member and get scheduled.