August 17, 2017
Do you find yourself returning to the dentist often for dental fillings, crowns, or other restorative treatments? You’ve made an investment in your oral health by completing the procedures necessary to protect your teeth, and now you may benefit from fluoride treatments, which will protect your investment. Your dentist in Burlington discusses how fluoride can help you.
How Does Fluoride Protect Your Teeth?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that is known for strengthening and building developing teeth, which is why it’s often considered a treatment for children. However, because it also helps repair and reverse the damage that decay causes through remineralization, we know that it can be beneficial for adult patients as well.
Plaque and bacteria are the enemy of dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and fillings. Fluoride offers a quick and easy way to protect your teeth and dental restorations from the damage that tooth decay causes. Keeping your teeth clean and cavity free will ensure the longevity of your dental work, protect your healthy teeth from decay, and help you make the most of your investment in your smile and your oral health.
How Do Adults Get Fluoride Treatments?
Dr. Richard Lewis and his team are happy to provide fluoride treatments for adults during their routine six-month cleaning and checkups. This is a quick and easy procedure that doesn’t add much additional time to your appointment. After your cleaning is completed, we’ll paint a fluoride varnish onto your teeth, you’ll keep it on for 30 minutes without eating or drinking, and that’s it! By the time you get back to work you’ll be able to eat and drink again.
Fluoride gels that you can use at home are also available through a prescription that Dr. Lewis can provide for you. You can also boost your fluoride intake with a mouth rinse and brushing with fluoride toothpaste at home.
Contact Dr. Lewis to Learn More
Would you like to determine if fluoride treatments might be beneficial for you? We encourage you to contact Dr. Lewis today to schedule your next cleaning and checkup. During your routine visit, we can determine if fluoride would benefit you and perform a treatment right after your procedure. We’re also happy to answer any questions you have about fluoride over the phone. Give us a call today!
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