Dental fluoride treatments are a simple and effective way to keep your teeth healthy and strong.
In nearly every U.S. community, public drinking supplies are supplemented with sodium fluoride because the practice is acknowledged as safe and effective in fighting cavities. Some private wells may contain naturally fluoridated water.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps to prevent tooth decay by strengthening the enamel, which is the protective outer layer of your teeth.
Once applied, the fluoride is absorbed into the tooth enamel, making it stronger and more resistant to acid attacks from bacteria and sugary foods. This helps to prevent the formation of cavities and slows down the demineralization process that can lead to tooth decay.
Fluoride treatments are particularly beneficial for children whose teeth are still developing and for individuals who are at a higher risk of tooth decay, such as those with a history of cavities or certain medical conditions. However, they can be beneficial for people of all ages as part of a comprehensive oral care routine.
It’s important to note that fluoride treatments should be performed by dental professionals who can determine the appropriate concentration and frequency based on an individual’s oral health needs. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings, combined with daily brushing and flossing, can help maximize the benefits of fluoride treatments and maintain optimal oral health.
Fluoride is absorbed into structures, such as bones and teeth, making them stronger and more resistant to fractures and decay. A process in your body called “remineralization” uses fluoride to repair damage caused by decay.
By incorporating regular dental fluoride treatments into your oral care routine, you can actively prevent the development of cavities and maintain a healthy, cavity-free smile.
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Dr. Efraim Florendo earned his Dental degree in 2000. His enthusiasm to expand his dental knowledge brought him to the field of Dental Research and he worked in San Francisco as a Dental Researcher for two years.
This vivified his passion for Dentistry and willed him to practice the Art and Science of Dentistry in various cities such as San Bruno, San Francisco, Sacramento, Vallejo, San Jose until he finally found his heart and decided to settle in the lovely and warm city of Modesto.
Dr. Alexandra Chang, DDS, MS is a native of the San Francisco Bay area. She went to U.C. Davis for her undergraduate studies and attend U.C San Francisco for her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After completing her studies in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at The Ohio State University, she returned to California.
She has been practicing orthodontics for over 10 years and loves working with young children and adults. On her free time, she enjoys traveling and learning about new cultures. She also likes to spend with her family and two japanese bobtail cats.
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