Maintaining a healthy and well-functioning mouth is key to leading a healthy lifestyle. Along with optimum oral health, having a beautiful smile is equally important in one’s everyday life as it elevates their self-confidence. However, it is easier said than done as the growth of microbes in the mouth can upset one's oral health as well as aesthetics.
Fluoride is a mineral that makes the teeth strong and prevents the onset of cavities. The optimum requirement of fluoride is supplied to the body by the water we drink and the toothpaste that we use to brush our teeth. When the body lacks an adequate amount of fluoride, the teeth could become weak and more susceptible to cavities.
What is fluoride treatment?
Fluoride treatment is a preventive dental treatment that is carried out to increase the level of fluoride in the teeth. A gel rich in fluoride will be applied on the teeth and spread evenly. It will be allowed to stay on the teeth surfaces for a few minutes before getting rinsed away. The mineral adheres to the teeth through the porous structure of the enamel, thereby strengthening them and keeping them immune to cavities. However, just the fluoride treatment alone is not enough, and patients are required to maintain regular oral hygiene by brushing and flossing every day.
We serve the area of San Mateo and Burlingame Terrace. To schedule an appointment, call us at (650) 348-5424, and we will be happy to help.