Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in our dental office by the efforts of our Dentists as they promote, restore, and maintain your oral health. Regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays are all part of an effective prevention program. Other great preventive treatments include sealants and fluoride. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, and beautiful smile.
Dental decay is a common condition all over the world. One way to help prevent cavities from occurring is through the use of fluoride. Fluoride helps harden the tooth enamel and make it more resistant to tooth decay. A small cavity can be stopped and even reversed by the remineralization process enhanced by fluoride.
Fluoride can be delivered to the teeth in 2 ways:
- Topically (direct contact on the teeth) : Via fluoridated tooth paste and Professional fluoride application
- Systemically (enters the blood stream): Via food source and Water source