Another key to good oral health is to undergo a Professional Fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural mineral which is an essential oral health treatment for decades and is proven to fight the bacteria which harms teeth and gums. It is to be noted that tooth decay starts here when these bacteria and sugars present in the mouth form acids which erode the tooth’s enamel. Fluoride helps strengthen the teeth through remineralization, which means fluoride bonds to the weakened areas of the tooth enamel. Professional fluoride treatments take a few minutes and this preparation is much stronger in concentration when compared to toothpaste or fluoride mouth rinses.
Depending upon your oral health, our experienced dental hygienist at Advanced Dental Smiles will suggest you the best fluoride treatment plan every 3,6 or 12 months or might even prescribe a fluoride rinse to use regularly at home.
Some factors which may increase a person’s risk to develop tooth decay are:
- Poor oral hygiene.
- Plaque/tartar deposits.
- Extensive drug/alcohol usage.
- Poor diet.
- Radiation therapy of head and neck.