Fluoride Treatment

Many people are unaware that their tooth enamel experiences a daily process in which minerals are lost and gained at the surface layers. Demineralization takes place when bacteria, plaque, and sugars in the mouth form acids that deplete minerals in the enamel of teeth. Remineralization takes place when minerals such as fluoride are restored to and strengthen tooth enamel.

If demineralization of teeth is not counteracted by enough remineralization, the tooth’s surface suffers decay in the form of cavities and, eventually, no amount of fluoride can repair the damage. That’s why fluoride is an important part of protecting the surface of teeth by providing a barrier against bacteria that results in tooth decay. Chantilly Dental Arts Center offers fluoride treatment in Chantilly, VA to protect your oral health.

Why Is Fluoride Important?

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria in the mouth that produce acid which eats away at tooth enamel and results in the development of cavities. Fluoride treatment in Chantilly, VA is one of the best ways to prevent tooth decay in addition to excellent oral hygiene habits and regular visits with our dentists near you. Here are just some reasons why fluoride is important:

  • Strengthens surface of teeth so they are more resistant to acid, preventing decay
  • Can reverse early tooth decay
  • Helps with remineralization process
  • Can impede acid production in primary and permanent teeth

How Do Patients Get Fluoride Protection?

Fluoride is a mineral that is found naturally in certain foods and most water supplies. In addition, nearly all toothpastes and mouthwash products contain fluoride at low levels. However, professional fluoride treatment near you is stronger, more concentrated, and can therefore potentially repair microscopic cavities starting to form in a tooth’s enamel. This treatment with our dentists in Chantilly, VA allows for greater protection, especially among patients that are at higher risk for tooth decay.

Your oral health is dependent upon excellent at-home habits such as brushing and flossing and regular in-office exams and cleanings. Professional fluoride treatment is also an important part of protecting the health of your teeth. For more information about fluoride treatment near you, contact our dental care team at Chantilly Dental Arts Center.

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