Do you want to strengthen your teeth against cavities, chipping, and cracking? Fluoride treatments will get the job done within minutes. First things first—what is fluoride, and why is it so important? Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that’s found in the water we drink and the food we eat. Fluoride strengthens teeth through the remineralization of tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the outermost, translucent layer of the tooth. Over time, the minerals in the tooth enamel may get lost through a process known as demineralization. Fluoride treatment helps to restore these minerals, thus resulting in stronger teeth that are cavity resistant. If you live in Calgary then you know fluoride is taken out of our drinking water. It is important to use fluoride toothpaste to help deliver fluoride topically onto your teeth.
If you’re in Calgary, AB, book your fluoride treatment at Sunridge Dental Clinic.
When you come in for your fluoride treatment at Sunridge Dental Clinic, our dentists will first examine your teeth to check for any dental problems such as cavities, staining, or gum disease. If you’re showing any of these, the dentist may recommend getting treated for these first, before proceeding to the fluoride treatment.
If your teeth and oral cavity are in good condition, the dentist will use a mouthguard to apply fluoride paste or gel on your teeth. Sometimes, a brush may be used to paint fluoride varnish onto your teeth. The fluoride agents used by a dental office are more concentrated, which means they work faster and more effectively compared to over-the-counter treatments.
Our dentists in Calgary, AB usually asks patients to avoid eating or drinking for at least thirty minutes to allow the fluoride to get adequately absorbed by the teeth.
Everybody from toddlers to seniors can benefit from regular fluoride treatments. Due to no fluoride in Calgary water, the ADA is now recommending people use fluoride toothpaste for children. A rice grain sized portion of toothpaste for toddlers who cannot spit and a pea sized portion for children who can spit. If you’re prone to cavities, fluoride treatments can help you lower the risk of tooth decay.
If you have dry mouth or wear dental appliances such as braces and bridges, your teeth may be susceptible to decay. As such, it’s necessary to book regular fluoride treatment with Sunridge Dental Clinic to ensure your teeth get the required reinforcement.