Improve Your Smile With Fluoride Treatments In Plainville
- April 27, 2016
Welcome back to the Gentle Dental Care blog!
We are thrilled that you found our online home. And if you should happen to live in the middle of Connecticut, we would love to earn your trust as a patient at our practice.
At Gentle Dental Care, we have a well-versed staff and we keep cutting-edge equipment around, which means that you will be in very good hands with us.
Because we really do care, word to that effect gets around and impresses people. It certainly helps that we are centrally located and close to all the major highways. This accessibility has allowed us to grow our reputation and attract patients from all over the state. It really has been a great region for practicing dentistry.
We’ll go above and beyond to protect your mouth from bad things. Our preventive dentistry program involves all the usual things and some extras such as fluoride treatments.
When bacteria collects on your teeth, it forms a clingy film known as plaque.
The bacteria in plaque feeds on sugar from your food and changes it into acid that corrodes your tooth enamel and causes decay.
In case you didn’t know, this is how cavities form, and if they are not addressed early, you could be confronted with major treatments like root canals and tooth extractions.
Once the bacteria slips below the gumline, you could be dealing with gingivitis and periodontal disease, two forms of gum disease that have nasty consequences for your mouth and quite possibly your entire body.
Fortunately, fluoride is effective at shutting down this process. Fluoride actually forms its own protective film on your teeth. This film thwarts the bacteria’s ability to stick together, which makes it nearly impossible for plaque to gain a foothold on your teeth.
Plus, fluoride can even slow the conversion of sugar into acid, buying you some time to fight off the bacteria. And it aids in a process known as remineralization, wherein your body uses calcium to replace the minerals lost from the early stages of tooth decay.
And if all that wasn’t enough, fluoride that is ingested helps children’s teeth to build strong enamel. This allows them to sidestep many would-have-been cavities.
So, fluoride protects your teeth and actually helps repair damage. Accordingly, it should be a part of your oral hygiene routine! The good news is that it is easy to come by at our place.
It is easy to find fluoride-fortified toothpastes in most Plainville supermarkets. And, if you read the labels carefully, you will also be able to stock up on mouthwash that contains it too.
Although fluoride is naturally found in some foods and added to drinking water, sometimes enamel needs extra help to resist the destructive sugars and bacteria in your mouth.
That is why, at Gentle Dental Care, we offer several topical fluoride treatments to strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay.
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