Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent cavities by fighting tooth decay and strengthening the tooth’s natural enamel. It’s commonly added to tap water and is also found in many types of toothpaste and mouthwash.
Getting a healthy dose of fluoride is important, especially for children whose teeth are still developing, and it’s recommended children receive fluoride treatments every 6 to 12 months. Adults might also be interested in the benefits of fluoride treatment, especially if they struggle with dental issues.
While most adults get enough fluoride from their diets and toothpaste, a fluoride treatment can still provide them with added protection, especially if they’re at a high risk for tooth decay.
At Renken Dentistry in Georgetown, TX, we offer topical fluoride treatments that are quick and easy. We’ll apply either a fluoride rinse, foam, gel, or varnish to the teeth and wait for the treatment to set in. It’s usually a good idea to wait a little while to eat or drink after your fluoride treatment, but you should be able to resume your usual activities shortly after.
If you’re interested in a fluoride treatment for yourself or your child, give our Georgetown office a call today!