Dr. Mirci and Dr. Reynolds may recommend fluoride treatment to help strengthen your teeth. Fluoride is a natural mineral and can be found in many foods. It is also often added to local water supplies. While your diet and regular brushing with fluoridated toothpaste provides you with a certain amount of fluoride, a professional fluoride treatment can provide an additional level of protection against cavities.
As you eat and drink throughout the day, the bacteria, sugars and acids in your mouth demineralize the enamel of your teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize this enamel, strengthening it in order to prevent cavities from developing. Fluoride is especially important for children, as they are at greater risk of cavities while their teeth develop and come in.
Fluoride treatments can be provided in just a few minutes as part of your regular dental visits. Our dentists typically recommend fluoride for children as well as for those whose teeth are simply more prone to decay. Professional fluoride treatments are available in the form of a gel, a varnish or a foam.
To learn more about the benefits of fluoride treatment in Salt Lake City, Utah, and to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists, call Mirci Dental today at 801-486-1155.