Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral present in water and various foods, plays a crucial role in maintaining the strength and health of your teeth. While your daily diet and the use of fluoride toothpaste provide some fluoride intake, our dentists may recommend fluoride treatment as an additional measure to fortify your teeth and safeguard against cavities.

The primary function of fluoride is to strengthen tooth enamel and make it more resistant to the relentless assault of bacteria, sugars and acids that can demineralize the outer layer of your teeth. As you consume food and beverages throughout the day, these harmful elements can weaken your teeth, making them vulnerable to decay. Fluoride effectively counteracts this process by remineralizing tooth enamel, acting as a protective barrier against tooth decay and cavities. Fluoride is also instrumental in enhancing the strength of teeth as they develop, making it especially vital for children during the growth of their teeth.

During your routine dental checkup, our dentists and team will check your fluoride levels and the health of your teeth and may recommend a professional fluoride treatment. This recommendation is typically made if your teeth exhibit a predisposition to decay or if your regular fluoride intake from other sources is insufficient. Professional fluoride treatment comes in various forms, including gel, varnish or foam, and it serves as a valuable tool in preserving the longevity of your smile.

Call Smiles At Glenwood today at 919-833-8100 to make your appointment with Dr. Candice Arrick and learn more about fluoride treatment in Raleigh, North Carolina. Your oral health and wellbeing is our top priority, and we look forward to helping you maintain your smile.

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