Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps to protect your teeth from tooth decay. While fluoride is naturally found in water and in many foods, you may benefit from supplemental fluoride treatments at our dental office. In addition, our knowledgeable dentists at Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry recommend that you use toothpaste and mouthwash that contain fluoride. By regularly using fluoride dental care products, you can help to prevent tooth decay and keep your teeth strong.
What are the benefits of fluoride?
Every day, minerals are lost from the tooth enamel through a process called demineralization. Acids formed from sugars and plaque bacteria attack the enamel, causing demineralization. When too much demineralization occurs without sufficient remineralization, the teeth begin to decay and may develop cavities. Fluoride strengthens your teeth by remineralizing the tooth enamel. Fluoride treatments in Peoria, Arizona are one way to ensure that your teeth stay strong and healthy. Professional fluoride treatments are available in the form of a gel, varnish, or foam. Dr. Mettler, Dr. Griego, and our dental team will help you determine whether you would benefit from fluoride treatment. To learn more about how fluoride treatment can improve your oral health, we welcome you to call or visit us today.