At Stone Oak Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics, we offer fluoride treatments as part of our general dentistry and preventative care services. Our fluoride treatments can help to ensure that your child’s teeth are strong and healthy. We welcome families in the Stone Oak area of San Antonio and all of our surroundings.
What is Dental Fluoride Treatment?
Dental fluoride treatment is a process of exposing teeth to fluoride in order to protect them from cavities and decay. Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in water and in many foods, and it helps to strengthen tooth enamel. During a dental fluoride treatment, your Stone Oak dentist or hygienist will apply a fluoride gel or solution to the teeth, which will then be absorbed into the enamel. This process can help to remineralize tooth enamel, making it more resistant to cavities and decay. Fluoride treatments are especially recommended for children and teenagers, as they are more susceptible to cavities and decay.
Benefits of Fluoride Treatment
- Fewer Cavities
One of the primary benefits of fluoride treatment is that it can help to prevent cavities. Cavities are caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth, which leads to the formation of holes in the enamel. Fluoride helps to prevent cavities by making it more difficult for plaque to stick to the teeth.
- Stronger Teeth
Fluoride treatment can also help to make teeth stronger. Fluoride helps to remineralize tooth enamel, which makes teeth more resistant to decay. Additionally, fluoride treatment can help to reduce the risk of tooth fractures.
- Better Overall Oral Health
Fluoride treatment can also lead to better overall oral health. Studies have shown that people who receive fluoride treatment have fewer cavities and less gum disease than those who do not receive treatment. Fluoride treatment can also help to reduce bad breath.
It’s important to keep up with fluoride treatments in order to ensure that your child’s teeth are healthy and strong. If it’s been a while since your child’s last fluoride treatment, contact us to schedule an appointment or to learn more about how we can help. At Stone Oak Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics, we customize our approach to each individual child. What doesn’t change is how much we care about providing the best possible care for your child.