Fluoride is misunderstood. Yes, there’s an amount of it in the water you drink but is this enough?
Good question. The answer has more to do with how vigilant you are to protect your tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay.
In that case, wouldn’t you agree that more is better?
Meet the resistance
Your teeth are under attack daily. It’s the natural result of the foods and beverages you consume.
Acids are to blame. The acidity within you diet can break down your tooth enamel and cause tooth decay.
Fluoride creates a resistance to the attack on your teeth. It prevents the acid from penetrating your tooth surfaces.
The resistant qualities of fluoride also restore and repair the weakened areas of your teeth. This makes it beneficial for your children as their teeth develop the needed resistance against the effects of acid on their teeth.
For children and more
Your child will benefit from fluoride treatment throughout their developing years. There are other benefits from applying fluoride to your teeth such as:
- A frequency of dental cavities
- A history of gum disease
- A dry mouth condition
- Treatment with dental braces, dental crowns, a dental bridge, or a recent teeth whitening
Contact our Knoxville dental office about applying fluoride to your teeth or your child’s teeth. Schedule your next dental examination and teeth cleaning and ask about fluoride treatment during your appointment.