Fluoride Treatment – Torrance, CA
A Simple Way to Protect Teeth from Cavities
Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing regularly, and visiting our office once every six months for a checkup and cleaning can all go a long way toward keeping your smile safe from tooth decay. However, some patients need a little extra help keeping cavities at bay, which is why our team at Blue Coast Dental Group is proud to offer fluoride treatments. With one simple procedure, we can help strengthen your teeth and reduce your risk for future oral health issues.
Why Choose Blue Coast Dental Group for Fluoride Treatment?
- Patients of All Ages Welcome
- Caring, Trustworthy Dental Team
- Welcoming Office Environment
What Is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in certain foods and is often added to public drinking water. It has unique properties that can strengthen your enamel and make it more resistant to tooth decay. Due to its proven oral health benefits, fluoride is an important ingredient in any brand of toothpaste that has the ADA seal of approval.
When we’re examining your smile, we may find that your teeth could benefit from some extra fluoride exposure. As such, we may recommend having a quick, painless fluoride treatment performed in order to keep your smile safe until your next appointment.
How Does Fluoride Treatment Work?
Fluoride treatment involves applying a highly concentrated form of fluoride directly to the teeth so that the enamel can absorb it. The fluoride that we use may take the form of a gel or a varnish. The application process takes only a few minutes, and you can rest assured that there won’t be any discomfort to worry about. We’ll be sure to give you any necessary aftercare instructions; for example, it may be best to avoid eating for at least 30 minutes following the treatment.
Who Benefits from Fluoride Treatment the Most?
Fluoride treatment is often highly recommended for children. After all, no one is born with a perfect idea of how to take care of their teeth. Applying fluoride to your little one’s smile can help lower their risk for cavities while they are still getting the hang of brushing and flossing.
That being said, children aren’t the only ones who can undergo fluoride treatment; adults can benefit from it too, particularly if they are determined to be more likely to develop cavities than normal. Below are some signs that you might be a good candidate for fluoride treatment:
- You have a dry mouth, meaning there isn’t enough saliva to fight cavity-causing bacteria.
- You are currently suffering from gum disease.
- You have developed multiple cavities in the past.
- You have a dental crown or a dental bridge.
- You are currently wearing braces.
A fluoride treatment can easily be completed during a routine dental checkup, so don’t hesitate to ask about having one performed the next time that you visit our office.