Fluoride Treatments Coppell, TX
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in water sources and food. Research has shown that it not only reduces cavities but can actually also help repair teeth in the early stages of tooth decay. It helps to strengthen teeth through a process called remineralization, where, after being absorbed into the enamel of the teeth, it replenishes lost calcium and phosphorous that keeps your teeth hard. Interested in fluoride treatments in Coppell, TX? Visit us today!
Sources of Fluoride
Most major cities in the U.S. add fluoride to their public water supplies (to check if your water is fluoridated, you can call your local water district or have your water tested if it comes from a private well), so for most adults, drinking this water and brushing with fluoride toothpaste is enough to receive a sufficient amount of fluoride. However, people who drink mostly bottled water and those with certain conditions may need special fluoride treatments. These conditions include:
- Taking medications that cause dry mouth
- Receding gums
- Wearing braces
- Receiving radiation therapy to the neck or head
Dental Fluoride Treatments Coppell
If a fluoride treatment is needed, there are a couple ways it can be administered. Fluoride treatments at the dentist office consist of a paint, foam, or varnish. Our Coppell, TX dentist or hygienist will dry off your mouth, then apply the fluoride to the teeth. Once the application is complete, you will be asked not to eat, drink, or smoke for 30 minutes afterward. Fluoride treatments can also be done at home. These are mostly gels available by prescription. Our dentist will provide you with the proper dosage of fluoride based on your particular needs – your risk of tooth decay and the amount of fluoride in your water supply.
Schedule Fluoride Treatments in Coppell, TX 75019
Think you could benefit from fluoride treatments in 75019? Schedule your appointment with us today!