When you think of fluoride treatment and use, you probably think of the benefits for children and their developing teeth. Fluoride is indeed essential for children to have strong teeth, but it’s also important for adults. The Yuba City Dentistry Group encourages our patients of any age to use fluoride toothpaste and drink fluoridated water to receive the protection power fluoride offers.
The fluoride in your toothpaste and in certain municipal water supplies, such as Yuba City’s, helps protect your mouth and strengthen teeth. Fluoride controls oral bacteria and strengthens teeth to resist decay by promoting remineralization of the enamel.
Remineralization is important. Throughout the day, your teeth go through a barrage of enamel attacks from acidic foods, beverages and the extra growth of bacteria when we forget to brush and floss. While the calcium and phosphates in our saliva naturally repair the surface damage, fluoride speeds up this process, ensuring repair before the next round of damage takes place. Studies have also shown that tooth enamel repaired with fluoride is considerably stronger than ordinary enamel, especially when children are exposed to fluoride at a young age.
The dental benefits of using fluoride are obvious! Fluoride toothpaste used twice a day fights decay causing bacteria, improves tooth enamel, and keeps your teeth strong. That’s why our Yuba City family dentists offer fluoride treatment with every cleaning, so your mouth receives extra protection. Brush and floss daily and keep your appointments with us to have the best oral health!