If your teeth are prone to cavities and decay, Dr. Roger Anderson may recommend a fluoride treatment to help strengthen your tooth enamel. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral and can often be found in water supplies as well as in many foods. While you may receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from using fluoridated toothpastes, a professional fluoride treatment will help to revitalize your tooth enamel and protect your smile.
As you eat and drink throughout the day, the bacteria in your mouth and the sugars and acids contained in foods and beverages attack your tooth enamel, working to demineralize it and break it down. Fluoride works by remineralizing that enamel, preventive tooth decay from occurring so that your teeth continue to stay strong and healthy. This is especially important for children, since fluoride also works to strengthen teeth as they develop.
Fluoride treatments can be provided during your regular dental checkups, and the treatment itself can be completed in just a few minutes. Dr. Roger Anderson may recommend additional fluoride treatments if your teeth are prone to decay or if you are not receiving enough fluoride from other sources. Your fluoride treatment may be available in the form of a gel, varnish or foam.
If you are bringing your child to our office, ask Dr. Roger Anderson to check their fluoride levels during the appointment. We will be able to provide additional fluoride during that appointment if we find that your child’s fluoride levels are low.
For more information about fluoride treatment in Lakewood, Colorado, and to make an appointment with our family dentist, call our office today at 303-232-6205. We are committed to helping you maintain a healthy smile.