One of the most important aspects of preventive dentistry is protecting the outside layer of a tooth, which is called the enamel. The condition of tooth enamel is essential to a patient’s overall oral health because its surface is exposed to bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria turn into acid, which results in tooth decay and cavities. Once a cavity forms, it will grow worse unless it’s treated.
Dr. Rani Varghese recommends fluoride treatment in Peabody, MA, as a preventive method against tooth decay. Fluoride treatment with our dentist at Premier Family Dentistry strengthens your teeth’s enamel to protect them against harm from tooth decay and dental cavities.
Our teeth experience demineralization each day. This means that our teeth’s surface loses mineral content when we eat, drink, etc., due to the acids that result from bacteria and sugars in our mouths. Fluoride is a mineral that is eroded from the enamel of teeth during this demineralization process, and this enhances the vulnerability of teeth to decay.
Our teeth can also repair enamel through the remineralization process, which is prompted by an increase in fluoride. Fluoride comes from certain foods, water, and most toothpaste used for brushing. However, some patients require professional fluoride treatment with our dentist, to further strengthen their tooth enamel’s health.
Fluoride treatment is a simple process that takes only a few minutes. Most of the time, patients receive this treatment during a professional dental cleaning with our dental care team. Patients who are at a higher risk of developing cavities are those who benefit from fluoride treatment, including:
Fluoride treatment enhances the remineralization process by strengthening tooth enamel. In turn, this reduces the risk of tooth decay and further protects teeth against dental cavities and other oral health issues.
For more information about fluoride treatment near you, contact Dr. Rani Varghese at Premier Family Dentistry. We look forward to helping you and your family prevent tooth decay!