We recommend using a fluoride toothpaste daily. You only need a pea sized amount every time you brush your teeth. Most people use too much toothpaste and end up wasting it. Interestingly fluoride benefits children and teenagers a sit is incorporated into their teeth as they develop. Once they are in the mouth, your teeth are most susceptible to decay when you are younger and again in your senior years. Patients who have had a lot of dental work in their mouth also can benefit from fluoride as it protects the margins of the dental work where decay can easily start again.
Most US tap water contains fluoride today. However, some bottled water doesn't. Many people have fluoride deficiency, which puts teeth at a greater risk for getting cavities. IN some cases, parents think that they are protecting their babies by using bottled water to mix formula, but actually, tap water is better in this case. Many children pack bottled water in school lunches, and adults tend to toss a bottled water in the car instead of filling up a reusable water bottle with tap water.
Fluoride is an interesting mineral because it attracts other minerals and strengthens tooth enamel. At your checkup, we can determine whether your teeth would benefit from a fluoride supplement. If we find that your teeth could use a boost, we'll recommend a simple solution.
Fluoride mouth rinse in many flavors is available at the store. One quick rinse, and your teeth will have a better chance of staying healthy. We offer supplemental fluoride for patients of all ages. Oftentimes, our hygienist will recommend additional ways to keep your fluoride levels up between dental visits. These may include switching to tap water or using a fluoride-rich mouthwash at home.
During each checkup and professional cleaning, the hygienist will offer a fluoride treatment. W have found that Vanish™ fluoride varnish applied to the teeth can add up to 6 months of extra protection to your teeth
In addition some people will need a special tooth gel to harden the teeth against acid attack with a prescription fluoride tooth gel and a home tray application.
Not all bacteria in each person's mouth are the same. Some people harbor strains of bacteria that produce much more acid in the biofilm. this explains why some people with the same diet and hygiene will have lots of cavities while others will not. We call this a high risk decay patient.
We Have A Special Program To Test And Treat These Patients
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