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Garland, TX dentist recommends dental fluoride treatments

Dental Fluoride Treatments from dentist in Garland Forty-two percent of kids under age 11 have tooth decay in baby teeth. Fifty-nine percent of adolescents have cavities in adult teeth. By age 65, 93 percent of our population has a cavity in a permanent tooth. Dental fluoride treatments at Perfect 32 in Garland, TX help to keep your teeth healthy, at any age.

Fluoride and dental health

Fluoride is a mineral found in water and many foods. Fluoride is part of the mineral complex, along with calcium and phosphate, that keeps tooth enamel strong and healthy. Minerals are continually lost as acids produced by oral bacteria attack enamel. Fortunately, the enamel layer of teeth also remineralizes from dietary and external exposure to fluoride. Topical fluoride treatments make teeth more resistant to acid damage.
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Professional care

There can be some benefit to using over-the-counter fluoridated toothpastes and mouth rinses. However, the fluoride treatments dentist provides prescription-strength concentration. Dr. Boppana offers several options:
  • Foam – A disposable mouthguard is filled with this form of fluoride. You wear it for a few minutes at the dentist’s office.
  • Varnish – A liquid formulation that the hygienist paints onto your teeth.
  • Gel – Gel-based fluoride may be brushed on or applied with trays.

Who benefits from fluoride?

Children between the ages of six months and 16 years are most prone to cavities. Regular dental fluoride treatments during this period can dramatically reduce risk of tooth decay in primary and permanent teeth.

Adults also benefit from fluoride treatments, especially individuals with conditions such as:
  • Chronic dry mouth : Teeth need a steady flow of saliva to flush food debris, neutralize acids, and remineralize enamel naturally.
  • Periodontal disease : Gum disease exposes root surfaces, increasing chance of tooth decay.
  • History of dental caries, from hereditary factors or lifestyle and diet.
  • Dental work and orthodontics. There is more chance for cavities to form where natural tooth structure meets a crown, bridge, or braces.
If you would like to learn more about the role of dental fluoride treatments in preventing cavities, call (469) 804-5677 to schedule an appointment at our Garland, TX office.

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