Our teeth have protective coatings and minerals, but every day you lose some protection due to natural processes. Through the intake of sugary sodas or acidic foods, the enamel, or outer coating of our teeth, is compromised.
One of the best general dentistry options to boost our natural defenses is through protective fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a natural mineral that is often added to city drinking water, toothpaste, and mouth wash. Fluoride has been held in high regard for many decades for its reputation to strengthen teeth and minimize the decay process. It works to prevent cavities by building up the tooth’s enamel to help it stave off attacks from plaque, bacteria and sugar. Amazingly, in some cases, it can even reverse early onset decay.
At Rolling Hills Dentistry, we recommend regular fluoride treatments for most people to help in the fight against tooth decay. Fluoride acts as a buffer to protect against tartar build up and bacteria that causes decay. Study after study shows that fluoride helps to reduce decay for people who have gum recession, strong history of cavities, braces, a poor diet, or gingivitis.
With regular fluoride treatments and diligent oral hygiene, you can look forward to a lower incidence of cavities, gum disease, and sensitivity to hot or cold. We offer simple and fast in-office applications of concentrated fluoride directly to the surface of the teeth.
We encourage you to contact us with any questions you have about your oral health. Your healthy smile is our passion. We are committed to all of your preventative and restorative dental needs. If you would like more information about the many benefits of fluoride treatments or would like to schedule a consultation, please call us at Rolling Hills Dentistry. We look forward to protecting your smile for years to come!
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