To help you and your family’s teeth fight cavities, Dr. Nitya Balan may recommend fluoride in Cedar Park,Texas. Fluoride is a mineral that helps fight tooth decay by making your tooth enamel stronger and more resistant to cavities. Fluoride is found naturally in water and many foods. It is also found in toothpaste and many other dental products. Minerals are added to (remineralization) and lost from (demineralization) your tooth enamel all the time. It is important to add at least as much minerals as are being lost. If demineralization gets ahead of remineralization, tooth decay occurs. Fluoride will make your teeth more resistant to acid attacks that cause decay. It also fights early decay.
Our office can apply fluoride to your teeth in a gel, foam, or varnish form. These forms have a much higher concentration of fluoride than toothpastes and mouth rinses do. If a varnish is used, our dentists will paint it on your teeth. The foam fluoride form is placed in a mouth guard and applied for several minutes. Gels are either painted on or applied with a mouth guard.
To learn more about fluoride and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists, we invite you to contact Discovery Park Dental today.