The Benefits of Fluoride Treatment

Albuquerque Family Dentist

Fluoride is one of the most important parts of your dental checkup. In addition to strengthening the tooth, fluoride treatments help prevent tooth decay. Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental performs fluoride treatments for both children and adults that aid in preventing dental problems down the road.

What is Fluoride and How Does It Work?

Tooth enamel is like a shield, protecting from decay and damage. Enamel is made up of minerals, but can become weakened by acids, plaque bacteria, and sugars. When the enamel becomes too weak to provide adequate protection, tooth decay occurs and cavities may develop.

Fluoride basically reinforces your tooth’s enamel by redepositing minerals into the tooth. It protects your teeth from the processes that lead to tooth decay.

Fluoride Treatment for Children

Children between 6 months and 16 years of age should receive fluoride treatments during their regular dental checkups to prevent tooth decay. In children younger than 6, it can actually reverse early tooth decay.

At Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental, your child can choose the flavor of their fluoride treatment and watch their favorite movie while we gently apply the treatment.

Fluoride Treatments for Adults

While it is mostly recommended for children, Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental also performs fluoride treatments for adults. It is especially effective for patients with a history of cavities, patients who have crowns or bridges, and anyone who suffers from gum disease or sensitive teeth.

Schedule Your Fluoride Treatment Today

Protect your family’s teeth from tooth decay! Schedule your dental checkup and request a fluoride treatment from the friendly family dentists at Davis Gribble Hollowwa Dental in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact us today!