Fluoride is a mineral that has been shown to strengthen the enamel on teeth and fight the root causes of tooth decay. While in the past fluoride treatments were often primarily recommended for children because their teeth were still developing, research has shown that fluoride can be beneficial for people of all ages. Dr. Frame, our Santa Clara fluoride treatment expert can help you decide if fluoride is right for you.
This common mineral works in several ways. It helps your teeth remineralize and keeps your enamel strong and healthy, but it also interferes with the reproductive processes of oral bacteria, which means that your mouth has fewer bacteria that can harm your teeth. A majority of municipalities add fluoride to their water. Unfortunately, many of us are not getting the full benefit of this fluoridation because we choose bottled water or other beverages over tap water.
Fluoride Treatment Santa Clara
Topical fluoride, such as that found in toothpaste, is effective but may not be enough for all people, particularly if they are prone to tooth decay or are in another high-risk group. Dr. Frame, our expert in fluoride treatment in Santa Clara, offers topical fluoride treatments that offer powerful protection against cavity-causing oral bacteria.
Dr. Frame, our Santa Clara fluoride treatment expert, may recommend a topical fluoride application if you:
• Have dry mouth or take medications that cause dry mouth
• Have periodontal disease or a receding gum line
• Wear braces or other orthodontic appliances
• Have a systemic health condition or are undergoing medical procedures that leave you more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease
• Have a history of periodontal disease
Our expert in fluoride treatment in Santa Clara offers several options. We can apply a gel or varnish fluoride treatment to your teeth in our office for fast, highly effective results, but we can also prescribe fluoride treatments, mouthwashes or toothpastes that you can use at home. Both of these options work well for most patients. Give us a call today to find out more about how to combat tooth decay or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Frame, our Santa Clara dentist.
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