At Menta Dentistry, we are pleased to offer fluoride in Laredo, Texas, for adults whose oral health can benefit from additional protection. Dr. Labbe, Dr. Staat, and associates understand that fluoride can help keep plaque and bacteria from building up and hardening on your tooth surface. The procedure is painless and only takes a few minutes, but it can help prevent decay in the future. For more information on the beneficial use of fluoride, please give us a call at 956-242-0223 and visit with our dentists.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in most water sources as well as many foods. You will receive a certain amount of fluoride through your diet and from using a fluoridated toothpaste while brushing. However, if you are at greater risk of tooth decay, our dentist may recommend a professional fluoride treatment to help strengthen and protect your teeth.
As you go through the day, bacteria, sugars, and acids from foods and drinks attack and demineralize the enamel of your teeth. Fluoride remineralizes the tooth enamel to provide protection against tooth decay and other damaging conditions. Fluoride is available in several forms, including a gel, varnish and foam.
Fluoride treatments are usually provided as part of your regular dental checkup. We may recommend further treatments if your teeth are at greater risk of decay or if you are not receiving enough fluoride from other sources. Fluoride also a crucial treatment for children, as it works to strengthen the teeth as they develop. When you bring your child to our office, our dentists can check their fluoride levels to determine if fluoride is an appropriate treatment for them.
For more information about fluoride treatments and to schedule an appointment with our dentists, call our office today.