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The benefits of professional dental fluoride treatments

Your smile is meant to last a lifetime but requires proper care and maintenance. At the office of Leah Zils, DDS, patients can obtain the care they need to achieve oral health and wellness and maintain it. One potential problem, tooth decay, can result in irreversible damage to the natural tooth structure and impact the tooth’s integrity. To prevent cavities, patients should follow their dentist’s instructions, which may include preventative treatments like dental fluoride treatment.

What is professional dental fluoride treatment?

Fluoride is best described as an essential mineral that helps strengthen natural tooth enamel and protect it against potential tooth decay. Professional dental fluoride treatment involves the application of a concentrated fluoride solution to the teeth, typically in the form of gels, foams, or varnishes. This treatment is recommended for individuals at high risk of cavities or with early signs of tooth decay.

Does fluoride really work to prevent tooth decay?

Yes, fluoride has been proven to be effective in preventing cavities. It strengthens the enamel, making it more resistant to acid attacks, bacteria, and sugars in the mouth. This helps prevent cavities and halt their progression.

How often will I need to have fluoride applications?

The frequency of fluoride applications may vary depending on your individual needs. Our doctors will assess your risk for tooth decay and determine how often you should receive fluoride treatment. In general, most of our patients benefit from a professional application every six months or at each recare appointment. We evaluate your current oral health and talk to you about your oral hygiene habits to determine how often applications should be provided.

Schedule time to learn more about professional fluoride treatment

If you are ready to discuss the benefits of fluoride treatments for preventing tooth decay, we invite you to call us at (281) 973-2276. We are conveniently located at 6769 Lake Woodlands Drive, Suite A, in The Woodlands, TX, and are open to new and returning patients in the area and surrounding communities.

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