Every day your teeth lose some of their protective minerals. When we consume acidic and sugary foods or drinks, fail to brush as well as we should, or even when we become stressed, enamel is damaged. One way to help strengthen your teeth and reverse this damage is through remineralization fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral famed for its benefits in fighting tooth decay and has been included as one of the top ten major medical advancements in the last century by the World Health Organization.
Long considered mainly for children, fluoride treatments have been proven tremendously beneficial for adults as well. Fluoride stops the progress of newly formed cavities and adult tooth decay can be greatly reduced through these treatments. Studies have also proven that professional fluoride applications help to desensitize exposed root surfaces of teeth as well. We have many patients that have found our fluoride applications to be the best solution to resolve their sensitive teeth.
Do you have receding gums? You are more prone to cavities and sensitivity in those areas. Professional fluoride would be of great benefit for you. We recommend fluoride varnish treatments every six months, and so it is usually done at the cleaning appointments. Ask us for more details.