The benefits of fluoride treatment for the teeth

Fluoride Treatment

You can have a stronger, healthier smile when you visit Dr. Schwab and Dr. Kaveen for fluoride treatment. We use this mineral at Portland Dental because it can rebuild tooth enamel and strengthen its resistance to tooth decay. Please contact our friendly, caring dentists and team if you want to learn more about our fluoride treatment in Portland, Oregon.

Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods. While you receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from using toothpaste with fluoride, we may recommend fluoride treatment to further strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities.

Fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth and protect them from tooth decay. As you eat and drink throughout the day, bacteria, sugars and acids constantly attack and demineralize the enamel of your teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize tooth enamel, preventing tooth decay and cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen teeth as they develop to make sure they are strong and healthy. This makes fluoride very important for children as their teeth grow in.

Our dentists and team members may recommend professional fluoride treatment during your regular dental checkup. We may suggest further fluoride treatment if your teeth are prone to decay or if you are not receiving a sufficient amount of fluoride from other sources. Professional fluoride is available in the form of a gel, varnish or foam. Fluoride treatment is just one of the ways our team helps you keep your smile healthy for a lifetime. For more information about preventive dentistry and the benefits of fluoride, we welcome you to contact us today. We are eager to care for your smile!

Drs. Kaveendra Ranasinghe and Cameron Schwab of Portland Dental in Portland, Oregon, work with patients interested in protecting their smile from damage, especially when it comes to dental decay and periodontal disease. With preventative dentistry solutions such as fluoride treatment, patients have the opportunity to strengthen their teeth and improve the health of their smile. Fluoride is a great preventive treatment that can be used by both children and adults who visit our facility. Continue reading to learn more about fluoride treatment and how it can be used to keep the smile healthy and beautiful!

What is fluoride treatment for teeth?

Fluoride treatment is a professional dental service that helps strengthen your teeth and protect them from decay. It typically involves the application of a fluoride solution or gel to the tooth surface, which is left on for several minutes before being rinsed off. The fluoride then penetrates into the enamel and makes it much more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria, thus reducing your risk of developing cavities.

Who can benefit from fluoride treatments?

Fluoride treatments are especially recommended for children with an increased risk of developing cavities due to their diet and oral hygiene habits. In some cases, fluoride may even be applied as part of sealant treatment on a child’s permanent molars. This can help prevent cavities in hard-to-reach areas and make the teeth strong. However, we also find that many adults will also benefit from fluoride treatment for cavity protection. Do not hesitate to ask our dentists if you are an appropriate candidate for fluoride applications.

Schedule an appointment to learn more about fluoride!

If you are located in or around the area of Portland, OR, and want to speak to the team at Portland Dental about the benefits of fluoride in your routine dental care plan, call the office at (503) 221-8123 to request an appointment at our practice. We are conveniently located at 511 SW 10th Avenue, Suite #1206, and are open to new patients in the communities of Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Pearl District, Sellwood, and Buckman, OR.