Our experienced dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment to help strengthen your tooth enamel and protect your teeth and smile from cavities. As you eat and drink throughout the day, the acids and bacteria in the foods attack your tooth enamel, eventually wearing it down and leaving your teeth vulnerable to decay. Fluoride works to remineralize and strengthen that enamel to prevent cavities from forming and keep your smile healthy.
While fluoride is a natural mineral and you do receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet, as well as from using fluoridated toothpaste and drinking from water supplies containing fluoride, a professional fluoride treatment provides additional protection. Fluoride is especially important for children as they grow and develop, and our dentist will check your child’s fluoride levels during their regular appointments. We may also recommend fluoride for adults who are prone to developing cavities.
Professional fluoride treatments can be applied in just a few minutes and are available in the form of a foam, varnish or gel. Additionally, fluoride rinses and supplements are available by prescription if you need them.
For more information about fluoride treatment in Bellevue, Washington, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Han, call Newport Dental today at 425-641-5303.