Fluoride is a naturally available mineral that helps to prevent tooth decay and provides protection for a tooth. Fluoride does this by strengthening a tooth’s enamel and keeps it strong and healthy. It is highly effective at preventing tooth damage by coating the surface and not allowing plaque to build up and harden.
What Happens During a Fluoride Treatment?
The most standard method of fluoride treatment is by painting a coating of fluoride on the surface of your teeth. This fluoride layer should be left on your teeth for four to six hours before you can brush your teeth to get rid of the excess fluoride.
Fluoride treatments can also be administered by using a tray that is fitted onto your teeth for a prescribed time. Alternatively, the dentist may give you a fluoride mouthwash and ask you to rinse your teeth with it for a few seconds, after which you spit out the liquid. After a gap of some time, you can brush your teeth once the fluoride has penetrated the surface of your teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Fluoride Treatments?
There are several benefits of fluoride treatments such as:
Fluoride treatments help to fight tooth decay in both adults and children. The fluoride, when applied, works by killing any bacteria which is lodged in the tubules of your teeth. The fluoride also fills the tiny microscopic holes which have developed in the early stages of tooth decay. This prevents the decay from progressing further into the deep layers of the teeth.
The acid present in the foods and drinks can erode the tooth’s minerals. Bacterial activity also eats into tooth surfaces. Fluoride treatments help to restore these lost minerals of the tooth surfaces so that the teeth regain their strength.
- Teeth Sensitivity Prevention
The soft dentine layer inside a tooth’s enamel could get exposed because of bacterial activity and acidic foods and drinks. As a result, the teeth become sensitive each time you take hot and cold foods. When fluoride is applied, it enters the tiny pits formed in your teeth and seals them. This helps to stop the dentine from being exposed, hence preventing teeth sensitivity.
- Preserves Your Perfect Smile
Fluoride helps protect your teeth from various problems, such as gum recession due to gingivitis and teeth discoloration, since the fluoride fills the tubules and makes it harder for stains to form. Regular fluoride treatments will increase the likelihood of maintaining your beautiful smile for your entire life.
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