What is Fluoride & Fluoride Treatment?

Fluoride is a fundamental mental occurring naturally and helps build strong enamel to prevent cavities. Tap water in America has contained fluoride for over seven decades to reduce tooth decay. That fluoride has successfully reduced tooth decay by 25 percent is confirmed by the centers for disease control and prevention.

Fluoride treatments are offered in-office and deliver significant benefits to protect teeth. These treatments benefit people at risk of tooth decay but might not suit everyone.

This article looks at the benefits, process, and side effects of fluoride treatment. We also look at treatment recommendations made by the ADA. Kindly continue reading to learn more about fluoride treatment.

The Process of Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatments delivered by our dentist in Spring, TX, involve the following:

  • The dentist provides high-concentration fluoride applied to the teeth to prevent cavities.
  • In-office treatments are applied by a brush and available in the form of solutions, gel, varnish, or foam.
  • The fluoride in dentist’s treatments is similar to fluoride in toothpaste. However, the therapy contains higher doses to deliver instant benefits.
  • The treatment is painless and comfortable and merely requires you to refrain from eating or drinking anything for 30 minutes after receiving the therapy.

Benefits of Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatment offers many benefits to your teeth. They are:

  • Fluoride helps your body use minerals like calcium and phosphate better by allowing the teeth to reabsorb them to repair weakened tooth enamel.
  • Fluoride joins into the tooth structure in developing teeth strengthening the enamel and making them more robust to battle against mouth bacteria and cavities for life.
  • It slows or reverses the emergence of cavities by harming mouth bacteria causing them.

When combined, the benefits help in:

  • Reducing the risk of cavities and slowing their growth.
  • Delaying the need for expensive dental work.
  • Extending the life of baby teeth.
  • Reducing the time and money, you spend with dentists to receive treatments for tooth decay and cavities.

When you prevent cavities or slow their growth by receiving fluoride treatment, you help prevent gum disease, and reduce tooth pain, and premature loss of teeth.

Fluoride treatments improve your overall health which the WHO states are a significant predictor of your overall health. Poor dental health results in various health issues, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, et cetera.

Fluoride Side Effects

As is there won’t concern about fluoride treatment in high doses are expressed by health advocates who dispute that fluoride is unsafe for children and that fluoridated water is also dangerous. However, these so-called experts are merely proponents of myths claiming fluoride treatments or fluoridated water is harmful.