The Case for In-Office Fluoride Treatments
At Bixby Knolls Dental Group we like to remind our patients that there are distinct benefits to getting an in-office fluoride treatment. Fluoride happens to be a crucial element in tooth decay protection.
It’s also true that a good number of American towns and cities have went ahead and added fluoride to the water supply in efforts to improve the oral health of their residents.
Science has suggested that fluoride ingested in sizeable amounts can start to accumulate and end up calcifying the pineal gland, which ends up serving as a barrier to the gland’s effectiveness, which can lead to trouble sleeping and sudden weight gain.
Instead, we like to suggest a more controlled scenario: the dentist’s office!
No matter what, it is always recommended that a person gets a fluoride treatment twice annually. Fluoride can be applied in either gel or foam form, and you can choose from a variety of flavors.
In-office fluoride treatments are effective because there is more control. Trays placed in the mouth can deliver targeted amounts of fluoride with minimal ingestion and digestion.
Benefits of Fluoride
When it comes right down to it, fluoride is effective in making your teeth stronger, not to mention more resistant to decay. Fluoride also works to protect your tooth enamel, which cannot be replaced after being worn down.
If you engage in the following activities or live with the following conditions, please consider getting an in-office fluoride treatment from Bixby Knolls:
- Alcohol or Tobacco Use
- Less than Idea Oral Hygiene
- Lack Dental Care from Professionals
- Poor Diet (Also Eating Disorders)
- Decreased Saliva / Dry Mouth
- Weak Tooth Enamel
Fluoride is great for children and adults!
Fluoride can help strengthen weakened tooth enamel while at the same time reversing tooth decay. If you’d like to learn more about how our fluoride treatments can benefit you, contact Bixby Knolls Dental Group today. We will schedule your consultation and get you back to pristine oral health.