Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods. It is also found in toothpastes and many other dental products. Fluoride helps fight and repair tooth decay. This mineral makes teeth more resistant to acid attacks, which cause cavities. If you often get cavities, we encourage you to ask Dr. Michael B. Wilhite about fluoride in Davidson, North Carolina.
Our dentist can apply fluoride to your teeth in gel, foam, or varnish form. This treatment contains a much higher level of fluoride than toothpastes and mouth washes. Our dentist will paint the varnish on your teeth, apply the foam to your teeth for one to four minutes using a mouth guard, or apply the gel by painting it on your teeth or via mouth guard. Fluoride treatment controls bacteria, makes your teeth stronger, and makes them more resistant to decay. Fluoride can also help repair teeth that have been slightly damaged by plaque.
If needed, our dentist can also prescribe fluoride supplements. These supplements are available in liquid and tablet form and should be used only as directed, as too much fluoride can be hazardous. Keep supplements out of reach of children; too much fluoride can stain their teeth.
We encourage you to call Davidson Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today to learn more about fluoride treatment and to schedule an appointment!