Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride Treatment in Vista

You may notice that many toothpastes and mouthwashes include fluoride. Fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel. If you have young children with developing teeth, or if your teeth have become weak as a result of bruxing, gum disease, or other issues, schedule an appointment with Dr. Amiri to discuss how fluoride treatment can help improve your dental health.

What is a Fluoride Treatment?

Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in some of the foods we eat, as well as in water. This mineral, in addition to others, helps strengthen tooth enamel. Throughout the day, plaque, a sticky bacteria-laden substance, begins to coat your teeth. The plaque releases acids that wear away your enamel, removing essential minerals. Adding fluoride to your mouth restores – or remineralizes – your tooth enamel, so it remains strong in the fight against cavities.

A fluoride treatment consists of an in-office treatment, during which Dr. Amiri will fill a tray with a fluoride gel and apply it to your teeth. He may also suggest the use of at-home fluoride rinses or gels for you or your child if he feels additional fluoride treatments are necessary.

What Are the Benefits of Fluoride Treatments?

Maintaining strong, healthy teeth is essential to maintaining good oral health and preventing cavities. This form of preventive dentistry seeks to protect your enamel – the strong, protective, outermost layer of your teeth. Fluoride treatment re-deposits minerals that plaque strips from your enamel. This “remineralization” process helps prevent tooth decay. Fluoride can also reverse soft spots that can turn into cavities so your teeth can remain strong and healthy.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Most patients make good candidates for fluoride treatments. Fluoride benefits everyone regardless of age, from children to seniors. During your bi-annual visits, Dr. Amiri will thoroughly examine your dental health, and discuss whether a fluoride treatment may improve the health of your teeth.

Schedule an Appointment!

Dr. Ali Amiri and the Melrose Dental Arts team strive for clinical excellence in a comforting environment. To learn more about our high-quality family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry services, or to schedule a consultation, call our dental office in Vista, CA, today at (760) 724-9117. Dr. Amiri proudly treats patients from Vista and the surrounding areas of Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, and Escondido.