How Fluoride Treatment Helps

On a daily basis, your teeth experience a loss and gain of vital minerals that keep them healthy and strong (known as demineralization and remineralization, respectively). Several of these core minerals include calcium, phosphate, and fluoride. If too much mineral loss occurs, your teeth can weaken and be more prone to breaking or decay. Fortunately, Gilbert Road Dental Care provides its dental patients with a fluoride treatment process that can boost the enamel layer and protect against tooth breakdown.

Fluoride Treatment

Boosting Your Health

Overall oral health can also be improved through fluoride treatments. Contact Gilbert Road Dental Care to discuss your fluoride treatment options:

  • Rinses–Those mouthwashes and toothpastes you see in your local supermarket? Most of them contain fluoride, though in lower levels of concentration.
  • Dental Prescription–Fluoride also comes in liquid or tablet form, but these are not available over-the-counter except through prescriptions provided by your dentist.
  • Topical Applications–Dentists have access to fluoride in higher concentration levels which can be applied directly to the teeth in the form of gels, foams, or varnishes. These are either painted on or applied via mouthguard.

What We Recommend

When dental patients come to Gilbert Road Dental Care for fluoride treatments, the only requirement is that they don’t drink or eat for at least 30 minutes beforehand in order to prime teeth for fluoride absorption. We recommend fluoride treatments in 3, 6, or 12-month intervals, depending on your oral health situation.