Did you know that bacterial attacks on your tooth enamel create harmful acids that break down the layer of tooth enamel which protects the dentin layer and tooth pulp below it? You can, however, fight back with the help of fluoride which strengthens and remineralizes the enamel on your teeth.
Did you know that fluoride is a natural mineral which is found throughout the world? It is renowned for its advantages on the teeth and today we are going to look at just a few of the reasons it is so potentially valuable for your smile. Let’s take a look at the ways you can introduce it into your smile if your tooth enamel is currently not getting enough:
1- Fluoride supplements which are “natural” can be purchased easily online as well as in local stores. You can find them as lozenges or drops which flavors it for palatability.
2- Your dental team can administer a fluoride treatment following your dental cleaning if your teeth necessitate this added protection.
3- Using a toothpaste or mouthwash as you practice your daily oral hygiene care is another easy way to introduce more fluoride protection into your routine. We always recommend products which have a proven record of safety and effectiveness by sticking with those that carry the ADA Seal of Approval on the label.
4- Usually, the fluoride levels found in consumer products are perfectly safe for use by adults. When it comes to children, careful monitoring should be done as excess fluoride can sometimes cause the rare condition called fluorosis in their teeth.
If you are interested in the benefits of a professional fluoride treatment with our Dr. Bostani's Advanced Dental team, we invite you to call us at 818-973-7100 today. Dr. Payam Bostani and our team in Burbank, California, are always looking for ways to strengthen your oral health!