What Do I Need to Know About Fluoride Treatments from Gardena Dental Care?
During a fluoride treatment at Gardena Dental Care, we will carefully apply fluoride to your teeth. Sometimes the fluoride is in the form of a foam or rinse, and other times it is a gel. It will sit on your teeth for a certain amount of time, giving it time to work. Afterward, it is best to wait half an hour to eat or drink. Fluoride treatments are safe, effective, and take a matter of minutes!
How Can a Fluoride Treatment from Gardena Dental Care Help Me?
Fluoride treatments are highly effective at preventing dental decay and cavities. In addition, it helps strengthen the remaining enamel on your teeth. When tooth enamel erodes, decay can occur. Fluoride treatments are one preventative measure that keeps teeth healthy.
How Do Fluoride Treatments Strengthen Tooth Enamel?
Fluoride treatments fortify tooth enamel by taking an active role in the process of remineralization. For example, our teeth undergo demineralization and remineralization on a regular basis. The acid produced by bacteria begins to wear down our teeth. This is known as demineralization, and it can lead to tooth decay and cavities. Remineralization occurs when beneficial minerals in our saliva, like calcium and phosphate, help restore our enamel. In aiding the remineralization process, fluoride strengthens enamel and thereby wards off cavities.