Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps your chompers more than you might realize. In fact, it helps your teeth prevent dental issues. If you don’t receive enough fluoride regularly, there is a good chance your smile could be in danger. In this scenario, it’s best to talk to your dentist, Dr. Kerry Taylor, about a professional fluoride treatment or fluoride supplements.
A professional fluoride treatment is offered during your regular dental checkups. Our dentist will recommend the professional treatment, which usually comes in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish if your enamel is weak or eroded. The fluoride will dive deep into the enamel and strengthen it.
Fluoride supplements are used at home and they are usually prescribed by your dentist. This is needed when you don’t have a high enough level of fluoride in your water system or if your teeth are at risk for tooth decay. The supplements can come in many forms, like fluoride rinse, toothpaste, gel, tablets, liquids, or drops. Dr. Kerry Taylor will give you instructions on when to take or use the supplements.
Call Chandler Dental Excellence at 480.786.1734 today if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about fluoride. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for. The more you know about fluoride and your smile, the better!