What are Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride treatments strengthen teeth and play an important role to help guard against tooth decay. Fluoride treatments effectively make the teeth more resistant to acids which are the by products of bacteria and sugars in the mouth.
Fluoride treatments have also been show to reverse early decay. Fluoride is especially important for children under 6 years of age, as this is the time when Fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of the permanent teeth. Fluoride helps to disrupt acid production and accelerates remineralization (hardening) of the teeth.
Fluoride treatments can be directly self-applied by the use of fluoride toothpastes and “over the counter” mouth rinses. Grand Parkway Smiles can also apply higher strength fluoride treatments to the teeth in the office. These high strength treatments will contain a higher level of fluoride than the “over the counter” products that are typically found in retail stores. Grand Parkway Smiles recommends “in-office” fluoride treatments as a component to children’s dental care up through age 16.
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