Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in many foods and water supplies, and which works to strengthen tooth enamel against cavities and decay. When you visit Northwestern Dental Group, our caring dentists can provide you with topical fluoride treatments to help you keep your teeth strong and healthy. For more information about fluoride treatment in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and to schedule an appointment at our office, give us a call today at 847-305-2442.
As you eat and drink throughout the day, the bacteria, sugars and acids in the foods and beverages will attack and demineralize the enamel of your teeth, and will eventually lead to the development of cavities if you do not take proper care of your teeth and supporting structures. While you do receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and fluoridated toothpastes, a professional fluoride treatment will help to strengthen your teeth and provide better protection against cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth. Fluoride woks to remineralize your tooth enamel, ensuring that your teeth remain strong and healthy. This is especially important for children whose teeth are developing.
Our dentists can check your fluoride levels during your appointments and may recommend fluoride treatment if you are not receiving enough fluoride from other sources. Topical fluoride is available in several forms, including a gel, varnish and a foam, and can be applied in just a few minutes as part of your regular dental checkups.
We invite you to call our office today to make your appointment with our dentists and learn more about the benefits of fluoride.