Seeking preventive dental care is one of the most important things you can do for your smile. By preventing tooth decay, you can keep your smile healthy for life and avoid getting costly restorative treatments. One of the ways we can protect your smile is by getting a safe fluoride treatment in Longmont, Colorado.
What Is Fluoride?
This naturally-occurring mineral can be found in water and many foods and most toothpastes. It is safe to consume and has been proven to strengthen the teeth and keep them from developing tooth decay. Fluoride is a remineralizer that remineralizes the tooth enamel, which prevents the development of tooth decay and other cavities. This is important because the teeth are constantly under attack from food and beverages that are consumed throughout the day. The food and beverages we consume demineralize the enamel of the teeth and put your teeth at risk for decay, but fluoride helps to keep the teeth from experiencing such damage.
Why Do I Need Additional Fluoride?
Many of our patients wonder why they need additional fluoride when the mineral is found in most drinking water. Dr. Todd M. Roby may recommend that you or your child receive a professional treatment during your next appointment if your teeth are prone to decay or if you do not receive enough fluoride from other sources.
Call 303-776-2020 to set up an appointment with our dentist and team. We can give you a fluoride treatment during your next regularly scheduled appointment. We look forward to caring for your smile!