Oxnard Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride is a natural mineral that is essential to the health of our teeth. Although this mineral is present in many of the foods we eat, as well as in most municipal water sources, many patients do not receive the proper amount of fluoride in our diet. Unfortunately, failing to get enough fluoride can lead to serious dental issues such as tooth decay. Here at Kane & Kerper Dentistry, we offer professional fluoride treatments that can help you protect the health of your teeth.
How does fluoride keep my teeth healthy?
Fluoride can help replenish the minerals in your teeth that are often lost over time. This helps to protect them from the harmful effects of bacteria, and supplies your teeth with important nutrients such as phosphate and calcium. Because fluoride helps to repair your tooth enamel, it can help you avoid the need for expensive dental treatments later on.
What does professional fluoride treatment entail?
Professional fluoride treatments are completely painless and take only a few minutes to complete. Your dentist will carefully apply a fluoride varnish to your teeth. You will also be given a mouth guard that has been filled with fluoride foam. This will be applied to your teeth for a period of four minutes. Then, your mouth will be rinsed. That’s it! A simple five minute procedure is all it takes to ensure you are getting the proper amount of fluoride and protect your teeth from damage.
Who benefits from fluoride treatments?
Any patient can benefit from a professional fluoride treatment. Though most people believe this treatment is only for children, this simply isn’t true. Most adults will achieve better dental health through receiving professional fluoride treatment as well. This is especially true of adults who suffer from more than one cavity every two years, or who take medications that cause dry mouth.
To learn more about fluoride treatments, or to schedule your own professional treatment, contact Kane & Kerper Dentistry in Oxnard today at (805) 983-0245 or use the convenient email form below. We look forward to using our extensive experience and knowledge to help protect the health of your teeth and smile.