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FLUORIDE TREATMENT

FLUORIDE TREATMENT

FLUORIDE TREATMENT

Understanding fluoride treatment’s pros and downsides might help you decide if it’s good for you or your child. Let’s examine the most common queries and discover why fluoride therapy is the key to dental health.

1. Fluoride treatment: How does it work?

Fluoride treatment involves applying high-concentration fluoride to the teeth. Fluoride prevents tooth decay in numerous ways.

Firstly, remineralization strengthens tooth enamel. Hard enamel protects teeth against deterioration. When we eat and drink, oral bacteria produce acids that erode enamel and cause cavities. Fluoride strengthens enamel, making it acid-resistant.

Second, fluoride prevents oral bacteria growth. We eat sugars and carbs, which these bacteria convert into acids that harm teeth. Fluoride prevents plaque, which causes tooth decay, by diminishing these bacteria.

Finally, fluoride reverses early tooth decay. Acid attacks damage enamel by removing minerals. Fluoride treatment replaces minerals and repairs enamel, avoiding decay.

2. Why are fluoride treatments necessary?

Standard dental procedures include fluoride therapy to strengthen and prevent tooth decay. Fluoride is widespread, although many doubt its necessity. We will answer the most common customer queries about fluoride and explain why it is crucial to oral care.

2.1. Why is fluoride essential?

Fluoride occurs naturally in water, soil, and food. The outer covering of teeth, enamel, is strengthened by it. The most rigid substance in the body, enamel, protects the inner layers of teeth. Acid from bacteria and acidic meals can impair it. Remineralizing and strengthening enamel makes teeth more decay-resistant with fluoride.

2.2. Can’t toothpaste and water provide enough fluoride?

Toothpaste and water may not deliver enough fluoride to safeguard your teeth. Professional treatments utilize more fluoride than toothpaste. Additionally, not all water sources have acceptable fluoride levels. The dentist can give your teeth enough fluoride to strengthen and protect them.

2.3. Who should get fluoride?

All ages benefit from fluoride. Fluoride benefits children mainly because their teeth are still developing and more prone to decay. In people with a history of cavities or gum disease, the treatment can also help. Fluoride may also help prevent tooth decay in people with dry mouth, orthodontic equipment, or a high-sugar diet.

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3. Are there risks or side effects?

As indicated, fluoride therapy is safe and effective. However, excessive fluoride ingestion can induce fluorosis, forming white teeth patches. You should follow your dentist’s advice and not swallow fluoride during treatment. Talk to your dentist about fluoride treatment issues.

Overall, the treatment is crucial for dental care for all ages. It makes tooth enamel stronger and less susceptible to decay. Fluoride is found in toothpaste and water, but professional fluoride treatment protects your teeth. Your dentist can offer individualized fluoride treatment suggestions based on your dental needs.

4. Fluoride treatment, how often?

Let’s talk about fluoride that is type of preventive dentistry treatment frequency. The frequency of fluoride therapy depends on age, dental health, and tooth decay risk. Cavities are more common in children and teens, who may need extra fluoride. Dentists say children and teens should have fluoride every six months to a year.

The treatment for adults varies. Your dentist may recommend further fluoride therapy if you have cavities or gum disease. Those with dry mouth or braces may benefit from more regular fluoride treatments. Your dentist will establish your needs and frequency.

In addition to professional fluoride treatments, practical home oral hygiene is essential for dental health. This involves brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and using fluoride mouthwash. These routines and regular dental checkups can prevent tooth decay and reduce fluoride use.

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  • Business registration certificate number: 0309935880, issued by the Department of Planning and Investment of Ho Chi Minh City on May 10, 2022.

  • Medical examination and treatment practice certificate number: 001272/HCM-CCHN, issued by the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City on July 20, 2012.

  • Medical examination and treatment operation license number: 01839/SYT-GPHD, issued by the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City on March 18, 2014.

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