Fluoride Treatment & Dental Sealants
Dentists go the extra mile to protect your oral health and fend off tooth decay. First, it is important to know that the outer layer of a tooth is the enamel, and keeping the enamel strong is vital to prevent cavities. As a result, fluoride treatment and dental sealants are two ways your dentist helps to protect your teeth’s enamel and keep them strong.
Minerals such as Fluoride, Calcium and Phosphate are re-deposited on your tooth enamel to protect your teeth from acid and decay. These minerals are lost and replenished on our tooth’s enamel every single day, which is why fluoride treatments are so important. Fluoride is naturally in foods and water. However, the amount in only food and water is not enough to replenish your teeth on its own. This is why your dentist applies higher doses of this mineral at the dentist office to boost levels and provide better protection. Professional Fluoride treatments are proven to prevent tooth decay and acid attacks. Fluoride also helps with re-mineralization needed for your enamel, which is why dentists apply high levels directly to the teeth.
Dental Sealants are thin coatings of a plastic material that your dentist applies to the chewing surfaces of your molars. These sealants act as a blockade against cavities. After your dentist administers the sealants, they will bond to the grooves in your teeth and may last several years. At American Dental Solutions, your dentist will apply dental sealants when necessary during your regular dentist visits.
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