Smile wide with fluoride! Our family dentists provide our North Burnaby patients fluoride treatments to help with the prevention of tooth decay – making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque, bacteria, and sugars in the mouth.
What is fluoride treatment?
Fluoride is a mineral with similar benefits to those of calcium.
It is an integral part of the tooth’s enamel and protects teeth from decay.
Fluoride treatment is the method of replenishing the fluoride concentration of your teeth to protect them from tooth decay.
The body loses fluoride every day and needs to increase intake to ensure that there is an appropriate balance.
When do you need fluoride treatment?
Fluoride treatments are great for adults who wish to fight tooth decay and maintain strong and healthy teeth.
Some patients are at higher risk of tooth decay due to certain conditions which cause excessive fluoride loss.
These conditions are:
Consumption of Sweets
Benefits of Fluoride for Children
Aids in the development of the teeth by strengthening the enamel
Helps the development of permanent teeth by making them impenetrable by acids
Acts as a shield for the teeth by protecting it from acid attacks caused by acidic and sugary foods
Reverses early signs of tooth decay
Benefits for Adults
Prevents tooth decay
Prevents the demineralization of the teeth by disrupting the acid production