Every day, your teeth lose minerals such as fluoride. This occurs naturally due to the bacteria and acid in our foods and drinks. At the same time, our teeth and enamel get new minerals from the food and drink that we get. Patients get tooth decay when more minerals are lost than gained.
For this reason, many people benefit from fluoride treatments. They are the most helpful for children and teens who are getting their permanent teeth. However, a fluoride treatment can also help adults. Not only do they fight tooth decay, it can help to strengthen your teeth.
We have several ways to give our patients fluoride. We can paint a varnish on your teeth or paint it on as a gel. If you wear a mouthguard, we may recommend putting foam into the guard to attach to your teeth. We can also prescribe liquids or tablets if you are not getting enough fluoride.
If you have any questions about our fluoride treatment or would like to be seen, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (518) 891-0104.