Do you or a family member have a cavity? Are you looking for high-quality dental services in Edina, Bloomington, Richfield and Minneapolis? Well, look no more. Our Crosstown Family Dental professional team is here to help.
Whether an adult or a child, fluoride treatments are the safest and most effective way to prevent cavities and tooth decay. We offer fluoride treatments using cutting-edge methods.
Fluoride and Tooth Decay
Fluoride is a remarkable mineral that nourishes and strengthens tooth enamel and prevents decay. Decay occurs when acid-producing bacteria (from accumulated food debris in your mouth) wears out teeth enamel in a process known as demineralization. Fluoride rebuilds this weakened enamel via remineralization by restoring lost minerals responsible for making our teeth hard.
In addition, fluoride treatments can alleviate root hypersensitivity (like cold or hot sensitivity), a common symptom for people who have receding gums. Fluoride can also be applied around orthodontic brackets and braces to prevent demineralization.
In efforts to strengthen public dental health, fluoride is added (in low amounts) to:
- water supplies
- some foods
However, these low levels do not offer adequate dental benefits. This is why we provide professional fluoride treatments at our Crosstown Family Dental offices in Edina, Bloomington, Richfield and Minneapolis.
Who Benefits from Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride treatments are commonly recommended for children because they are more susceptible to cavities. However, adults greatly benefit from the mineral too. As we grow older, our teeth become weaker, making them far more prone to decay.
Other factors contribute to an increased susceptibility to tooth decay, including:
- Poor dental hygiene
- Certain health problems
Individuals with these issues can protect their precious teeth from cavities by strengthening their enamel with Fluoride treatments.
If you’re interested in fluoride treatments for you or your family, don’t hesitate to contact us at Crosstown Family Dental today to schedule an appointment.