Fluoride Treatment for Tougher Teeth
Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps strengthen enamel, the outer layer of a tooth. Strengthening the enamel using fluoride treatment is a preventive dental care service we provide at our Scottsdale clinic. This makes the enamel stronger and more resistant to decay.
Fluoride is also used to reduce sensitivity in teeth caused by recession, grinding, and other dental conditions. Although fluoride has been readily available in over-the-counter toothpaste and even in city water in some areas, it may not be at a high enough percentage where a professional-strength application is not needed.
In some cases, a prescription for a stronger fluoride toothpaste is given for use at home between regular checkups.
Benefits of Fluoride Treatment
- Protect and strengthen your enamel
Plenty of food and drink you consume breaks down the teeth’s enamel, making them more sensitive to temperatures. Fluoride treatment prevents the enamel from breaking down, reducing teeth sensitivity.
- Lock in minerals in your teeth
Apart from breaking down your teeth’s enamel, the acid in food and drinks you consume breaks down vital minerals from your teeth, including calcium. Fluoride treatment reverses this damage through remineralization.
- Prevent cavities and tooth decay
There are plenty of bacteria in teeth, some of which are good for you and some are not. Sugars and starches can activate the latter, which produces an acid that breaks down enamel. Fluoride combats these bacterias, keeping the teeth healthy and free from cavities.
With all these oral health benefits to look forward to, don’t hesitate to contact Rod W. Gore DDS for fluoride treatments in Scottsdale, AZ.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The fluoride treatment is a simple, painless application of a topical foam or cream that will be placed on all of your teeth at the completion of your appointment.
You will be instructed not to eat or drink for a specific period of time following your fluoride treatment to allow the fluoride to effectively penetrate the enamel.
A fluoride treatment is an inexpensive way to prevent expensive dentistry caused from decay. In many cases, fluoride is a covered dental insurance benefit. Our financial coordinator is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your individual plan coverage
Why Choose Rod W. Gore DDS Preventive Dental Care?
Here at Rod W. Gore DDS, we provide an array of preventive dental treatments, including:
Since 1991, Dr. Gore has been providing these excellent services, making him one of the most trusted family dentists in Scottsdale, AZ. As an AACD-accredited dentist, he performs preventative dental care with expertise, using modern techniques to provide efficiency and comfort for each patient.
With preventive dental treatments from our Scottsdale clinic, you’re guaranteed to get your GOREgeous smile back.
Dr. Rod Gore Main Office
Scottsdale, AZ 85255