Our dentist and team offer fluoride treatments
While the enamel that protects your teeth is exceptionally strong, it can be compromised over time by the ingredients in your favorite foods and drinks. This can leave your smile vulnerable to multiple dental problems. Our dentist and team offer fluoride treatments in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to keep your smile strong. To plan your visit with Dr. Sandra L. MacDonald, call our office at 508-927-5604.
What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral and can be found in many foods as well as many local water supplies. You receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from using fluoridated toothpaste when brushing your teeth, but sometimes, additional care is needed to help strengthen and protect your teeth. If this is the case for you, our dentist can provide you with a professional fluoride treatment to help protect your teeth from cavities.
What is the importance of fluoride?
As you go about your day, the foods and drinks you consume cause bacteria, sugars and acids to attack and demineralize the enamel of your teeth, gradually wearing your teeth down and eventually leading to the development of cavities. Fluoride works by remineralizing your tooth enamel so that it can more effectively resist decay-causing factors. Fluoride is also important for children, as it helps strengthen teeth as they develop so that they remain strong and healthy in adulthood.