Are you getting all the fluoride you need to keep your teeth healthy, strong, and free of decay? Fluoride intake is known to be one of the best ways to prevent tooth decay. It is a naturally occurring mineral that can be found in many different foods and beverages—including most tap water. The benefits of fluoride have been widely accepted and emphasized for the past fifty years. Our Albuquerque dentist here at TruCare Dental is proud to provide many patients with the fluoride treatments they need to keep their teeth in the best shape possible.
Fluoride treatments work in two basic ways. The first is topical fluoride. Topical fluoride is designed to strengthen the teeth after they have erupted. It gives the teeth their strength by making its way into the outer enamel of the teeth. Topical fluoride can easily be gained by using fluoride infused toothpastes, mouth washes and gels. The second form of fluoride treatment is systemic fluoride. Systemic fluoride goes beyond topical fluoride in that it treats teeth that have erupted, as well as the teeth that are still developing under your gums. Systemic fluoride can be achieved simply by eating and drinking—it is present in many foods and most water supplies. For many people, this level of fluoride intake is enough, but for younger patients and patients with specific needs, additional fluoride treatments provided by our Albuquerque dentist may be necessary. Examples of some of the most common dental issues that can benefit from fluoride treatments include dental decay, fissures on the chewing surfaces of the teeth, and more.
If you are interested in learning more about fluoride treatments or any of the other various services provided by our Albuquerque dentist, we encourage you to visit the main TruCare Dental website to look through some additional information about our practice. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can assist you with, do not hesitate to contact us either by phone, or by sending us a message online, as our staff would be happy to help you. We are looking forward to your next visit at TruCare Dental.