Fluoride Treatment North Hollywood
Your teeth are made with the strongest substance in the human body: dental enamel. Enamel consists of densely packed minerals, and every day, some of these minerals are lost when you eat and drink. Your saliva helps rebuild the enamel layer, but a diet high in acid, poor dental hygiene, and other factors can cause the rate of demineralization to outpace the rate of remineralization. This can lead to enamel erosion, decay, and cavities. Our North Hollywood fluoride treatment dentist might recommend fluoride to prevent and reverse these effects.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in some water supplies, some foods, and many dental products, such as toothpaste. Fluoride can help repair the damage of tooth decay before a cavity can develop, and may also help reduce cavities in children and adults, according to research. It can be a powerful ally in the fight against tooth decay. Our expert in fluoride treatment in North Hollywood might recommend topical fluoride or oral fluoride supplements depending on your needs.
Once fluoride is applied to your teeth, it goes to work to replenish the lost mineral crystals in the enamel. Our North Hollywood fluoride treatment dentist can use a varnish, foam, or other topical fluoride and apply it right in our office for maximum benefits. The minerals then become incorporated into the enamel structure and strengthen it. This helps reduce demineralization and can help stop the decay process.
Oral supplements might be recommended for children who are at a high risk of decay. When administered systemically, the fluoride becomes incorporated into the structure of the developing teeth and can make them harder and more resistant to decay. Our pediatric dentist in North Hollywood can help you decide on the best types of fluoride treatments for you or your child.
Regardless of the type of fluoride treatment you choose, you should also use fluoride-containing products at home. Brush your teeth using a toothpaste that contains fluoride, and choose a mouthwash with fluoride or antibacterial properties. You can also drink fluoridated water. Call our office today to find out more or to schedule your next checkup with our expert in fluoride treatment in North Hollywood.
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