Fluoride is a mineral that can greatly benefit your dental health. Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter, as it helps prevent cavities in patients by strengthening the tooth enamel against acid attacks. It can also reverse early decay. This mineral can be found naturally in water and many foods. It can also be found in:
Dr. Kaiser and Dr. Malony can apply fluoride when you visit us for your dental appointment. At a dental office, dental fluoride can be applied as a gel, foam, or varnish. Fluoride treatments at a dental office have a much higher concentration of fluoride than what is found in toothpastes and mouthwashes.
Fluoride supplements are only available by prescription. They come in tablet, drop, and lozenge forms. Our dentists may suggest fluoride supplements to children who are between six months and sixteen years of age that live in areas without enough fluoride in their drinking water supply.
Use toothpaste that has fluoride to help fight cavities. Look for a toothpaste with the ADA Seal of Acceptance to be sure that it has fluoride. Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
Who Can Benefit From Dental Fluoride?
Both children and adults can benefit from dental fluoride. Fluoride intake is the most crucial between 6 months and 16 years old. During these ages, the primary and permanent teeth are growing in and fluoride can strengthen the developing teeth. In adults, fluoride is an important aspect of fighting tooth decay.
We invite you to contact Berryville Dental Associates at 540-955-0270 to learn more about fluoride in Berryville, Virginia, and to schedule your next visit with our dentists.