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Fluoride Treatment East Wenatchee WA

A woman receiving Fluoride Treatment in East Wenatchee WAAt Johnson Family DentalYour teeth are the hardest substance in the human body and are heavily mineralized. One of the minerals in your teeth important to their health is fluoride. Fluoride is lost every day, through a process known as demineralization. Fortunately, it can be replaced. There are trace amounts of fluoride found in certain foods. It can be found in treated water. It can also be found in fluoridated oral care products. At Johnson Family Dental, we can help to restore missing fluoride with fluoride treatment.

Why is Fluoride So Important?

While your teeth are hard, they are not impervious to damage. Throughout the day, plaque and oral bacteria buildup in the mouth. They may be naturally occurring, but they are rather harmful to your oral health. Plaque and oral bacteria, both produce acids that eat away at the enamel of your teeth. This leads to tooth decay and cavities. Bacteria then hide out in the cavities and continue their destruction of your teeth. The longer cavities go untreated, the worse they become. The structure and strength of the affected tooth become compromised. Cavities may even grow into the inner layer of the teeth, which can lead to a serious infection. Fluoride is an element that helps to protect your teeth, preventing the damage caused by acid attacks.

Are You at Risk for Tooth Decay?

There are certain risk factors that can increase your risks for developing tooth decay.

•  Poor dental hygiene. Poor dental hygiene is one of the leading factors for developing tooth decay. Brushing and flossing, along with regular dental visits are essential for protecting your teeth. Skipping out on any part of your routine can lead to an excess buildup of plaque and bacteria that can contribute to cavities.
•  Lifestyle habits. Lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking can increase your risk.
•  Deep crevices in the teeth. The chewing surfaces of the molars have deep crevices, into which food particles and oral bacteria can lodge, and it can be difficult to thoroughly clean these spaces with your toothbrush.
•  Dental restorations. The areas of your teeth near dental restorations (veneers, crowns, bridges) are more susceptible to cavities.
•  Gum recession. Gum recession exposes more surface area of your teeth.
•  Dry mouth. Certain medications, alcohol, and certain health conditions cause dry mouth. Without proper saliva flow, your mouth becomes an ideal environment for bacterial growth.

Protecting Your Teeth with Fluoride Treatments

A fluoride treatment is a very simple, straightforward, pain-free process. They are done during your regular dental visits if needed. Before the treatment, we first thoroughly clean your teeth. We then paint a fluoride gel onto the surfaces of your teeth. The fluoride absorbs into the teeth through the enamel, restoring the lost mineral to your teeth. There is no need to rinse the gel off. It should be left on the teeth undisturbed for 30 minutes for the best results.

Benefits for Anyone of Any Age

Often, fluoride treatments are associated with kids. Fluoride is often applied to their teeth because they tend to be more prone to cavities than adults. Adults are not immune to cavity formation though. Fluoride can be beneficial for anyone of any age.

If you are interested in learning more about our fluoride treatment, or you want to find out if they are right for you, call Johnson Family Dental at (509) 886-8833 today.

Welcome to Our Practice!

Call (509) 886-8833 or stop by to begin your journey to optimal oral health. Dr. Kevin Johnson offers family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry for patients of all ages. We serve East Wenatchee, Wenatchee, Cashmere, Waterville, Leavenworth, Quincy and the surrounding communities, and we look forward to giving you something to smile about.

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