Fluoride can be magic for your teeth. This mineral can actually rebuild your tooth enamel, fortifying them from cavities.
Fluoride can be obtained in two forms: systematic and topical. Systematic fluorides are those that are swallowed. This includes fluoridated water, fluoride supplements, and various foods that naturally contain fluoride. Topical fluorides include fluoride toothpaste, mouthwash and fluoride treatments at James M Strang Junior DDS PLLC.
If you or one of your family members is prone to cavities, a professional fluoride can be your magic defense. Our fluoride treatments can be performed at the end of each routine dental cleaning and exam. It will generally take just a few minutes. It can come in the form of a solution, gel, foam or varnish. Afterwards, we will ask you not to rinse your mouth or eat or drink for at least 30 minutes so the fluoride can be easily absorbed and do its repair work without interruption.
A healthy dose of fluoride is not only safe, but immensely helpful to your smile. Call us in Colorado Springs, Colorado at 719-598-0971 to receive a fluoride treatment from Dr. James Strang and our amazing staff. Fluoride treatments are recommended every 3, 6 or 12 months, depending on the status of your tooth enamel. We may also recommend other preventative measures if your risk of tooth decay is high, including over the counter fluoride products. Call us today for a better and healthier smile!