Did you know that fluoride is extremely beneficial for your smile? Well, it’s true! It’s a helpful mineral that strengthens and nourishes your chompers and helps them fight off tooth decay, gum disease, and oral acid. To help you know a little more about fluoride and fluoride treatments at The Dental Studio on 30th, our team is happy to provide you with the following information:
What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in water and many foods. However, because it’s found in natural resources, that doesn’t mean we get enough fluoride each day. Our smiles go through a process of demineralization and remineralization every day. If we don’t consume enough fluoride, the demineralization process will leave your smile weak and vulnerable. This is why fluoride is so important. You can get the proper amount of fluoride each day by using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash.
What is the fluoridation process?
At our office, we like to provide a fluoride treatment to each patient who comes in for a dental cleaning and exam. This treatment will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish and it will most likely be flavored. After your cleaning, your hygienist will place the fluoride onto your smile and will set a timer. While you wait, the fluoride will soak into your pearly whites, nourishing and strengthening them. When the time is up, you will rinse your mouth and will be on your way.
Your dentist, Dr. Brett Riche, and our dental team care about you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to call 505.592.0477 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about fluoride in Farmington, New Mexico. We believe that if we give you the proper information, you will know how to take great care of your smile. So, please do not hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions!