How fluoride treatments can protect your smile!
Over time, plaque can develop on the teeth and wear away natural tooth enamel. This process, known as demineralization, can impact the smile dramatically. By using a mineral such as fluoride, you can achieve remineralization of the natural tooth enamel, in turn strengthening the teeth and protecting them against tooth decay. To do this, our team at BLUSH Dental Studio in East Point, Georgia, recommends fluoride treatments.
How do fluoride treatments work?
Fluoride treatments work by strengthening the natural tooth enamel. This process is known as remineralization. They rebuild the tooth to strengthen it and protect it further from disease and decay. Our practice uses silver diamine fluoride to treat our patients’ teeth.
How can I obtain fluoride to strengthen the smile?
Fluoride treatments can be administered in several ways, including:
- In-office fluoride treatments: In-office fluoride treatments are professional strength and are applied directly to the teeth by our dentists or dental hygienists.
- At-home fluoride treatments: At-home fluoride treatments are available in several forms, including gels, rinses, and toothpaste. These products are available to patients over the counter at local drugstores or with a prescription from our team at BLUSH Dental Studio.
How often should I have fluoride treatments?
The frequency of your fluoride treatments will depend on your individual needs, as determined by our team of dentists. Most patients generally benefit from a professional fluoride treatment once every six months. Some patients, however, may need more frequent treatments depending on their oral health history and risks for tooth decay. During a routine evaluation and examination with our team at BLUSH Dental Studio, patients will find out if they are a good candidate for regular fluoride treatments provided either in our office or at home.
How do I find out if I might benefit from fluoride treatments?
Our team of professionals can evaluate you to determine if you could benefit from fluoride treatments in our office. Call (404) 595-5104 to request an appointment with one of our dentists or dental hygienists to discuss your dental needs. Our practice is conveniently located at 1203 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 1A, and is always open to new patients in and around the community.
Dr. Carter is a Licensed Dentist in the State of Georgia and a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, North Georgia Dental Society, Georgia Dental Society, Hinman Dental Society, and Honorary Society of Dental Volunteers.
Dr. Kim is a Licensed Dentist in the State of Georgia and a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Georgia Dental Association, Alabama Dental Association, and Hinman Dental Society. She loves being able to help her patients achieve their dental goals.