Our dental team offers a professional fluoride treatment during your dental cleaning and exam appointments if you need it. Do you ever wonder why? If so, our dentist, Dr. Aaron Wilkins, is more than happy to tell you why! Fluoride is a natural mineral that can benefit you and your smile more than you might realize. This means that our professional fluoride treatments can:
-Help you prevent dental issues: This is because fluoride naturally strengthens the smile. When it is exposed to the teeth, it dives into the tooth enamel and nourishes it. This makes the enamel a strong, hard shell. This makes it difficult for bacteria, acid, and other harmful substances to attack the enamel and weaken it.
-Help you prevent or treat tooth sensitivity: This is because it hardens the tooth enamel and closes the pathways that lead to the nerves inside the teeth. Without fluoride, those channels will remain open and make your teeth delicate to hot and cold temperatures.
-Help you reverse the early stages of tooth decay: This is because the fluoride works hard to restore frail and weak tooth enamel. As it hardens the enamel, the bacteria start failing to affect the teeth. This can reverse a cavity, but only when it is first developing.
Call Stones Crossing Dentistry today at 317.535.3940 if you have any questions. Our dental team will be thrilled to tell you all about fluoride in Greenwood, Indiana, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to your phone call!