Fluoride is a natural mineral that the teeth need to survive. In fact, it nourishes and strengthens the teeth to help them prevent dental issues like tooth decay and enamel erosion. If you don’t receive enough fluoride exposure, your smile could be vulnerable. At this point, fluoride treatments and supplements are oftentimes necessary.
Fluoride treatments are typically offered at Sachs Family Dental during the six-month checkups. Our dentist, Dr. Steven Sachs, will recommend the professional treatment, which usually comes in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. The fluoride will dive deep into the enamel and strengthen it.
Fluoride supplements are liquids or drops you can use at home to strengthen your smile. They can also come in the form of tablets, toothpaste, and even mouthwash. Your dentist will give you instructions on when to take or use the supplements. This step is necessary when you don’t have high enough fluoride levels in your water or if you are at high risk for dental decay.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about fluoride treatments or supplements, please contact Sachs Family Dental at 801-225-4701 when you have the opportunity. Our dental team will be thrilled to teach you more so you can know all there is to know about fluoride in Orem, Utah!