Most people in the country get fluoride through drinking water. Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel, prevent cavities, and is commonly added to municipal water supplies to reduce the incidence of cavities.
However, you can get a more intense fluoride treatment with your dentist at Bronxville Dentistry. Enamel naturally absorbs the fluoride and uses it to strengthen and reinforce its tough layers of protection against plaque. Plaque is a thin biofilm loaded with bacteria that sticks to the teeth. The harder our enamel is, the tougher it is for bacteria to do damage to our teeth.
For fluoride treatment in Bronxville, NY the dentists practicing at Bronxville Dentistry ensure` that the best is being offered to their patients and that is exactly why they have managed to maintain a clientele for a really long time.
If your teeth need extra fluoride treatment, you have lots of options. Your dentist may elect to use a fluoride varnish, rinse, foam or gel. Fluoride treatments can be applied to the teeth with swabs, brushes, trays or mouthwashes. In-office dental fluoride treatments have a very highly concentrated amount of fluoride and penetrate into the enamel rapidly.
One example of a great approach to fluoride treatment is a fluoride varnish. Your dentist at Bronxville Dentistry paints a thin layer of highly concentrated fluoride-rich oral varnish onto your teeth. It’s rinsed off, then re-applied. Application takes only a few minutes. It takes another fifteen to twenty minutes for the fluoride to start entering your teeth. After a final thirty minutes, you’re done! It’s that simple.
Because fluoride is considered a preventative treatment, it’s typically covered in full for kids. For adults, check your policy, although it’s not an expensive treatment in any event.
It’s a good idea to have a fluoride treatment every other year if you are an adult. Kids and teens may need a yearly treatment, although this could go up to twice a year if your water supply lacks fluoride.
Remember to choose a toothpaste with fluoride. All toothpastes scrub away that sticky film of bacteria called plaque, but it’s important your toothpaste includes fluoride as well. Think of it as touching up any areas where the enamel can use some help. Flossing is essential as well, and it is important to choose a mouthwash that also contains fluoride.
Schedule your appointment with us at Bronxville Dentistry and avail our undisputed services for fluoride treatment in Bronxville.