Fluoride treatments are a part of preventive dentistry at Tejal A. Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC. We recommend fluoride treatments based on the specific needs of each patient. As with all oral healthcare treatments at our Carrollton office, providing individualized options are paramount. We recognize that each patient is different and faces unique challenges. If you are concerned that your teeth are not receiving adequate protection with regular cleanings with toothpaste and flossing, fluoride treatments may be of benefit.
A natural mineral, fluoride has been successfully used in dentistry to strengthen teeth and prevent cavities. The dental team at Tejal A. Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC, is passionate about helping you effectively care for your teeth and gums at home. Children or adults with a sweet tooth may need supplemented protection with fluoride treatments to prevent tooth decay.
Dental Fluoride Supplements
A process known as demineralization occurs when plaque-producing bacteria are present in the mouth. Bacteria is fueled by sugar, which results in the production of acids that wear away your teeth. Once this happens, the enamel that protects the teeth is compromised. Remineralization can be achieved with mineral supplements such as fluoride, calcium and phosphate.
Fluoride supplements are especially effective in young children, as they are ingested and enter the bloodstream. This results in fluoride playing an active role in tooth development, which leads to strengthening the teeth against enamel loss and eventual decay. If you are concerned about your family’s dental care, Tejal A. Kakade, DMD, MAGD, PC, may recommend fluoride supplements for an added layer of protection.
Learn more about the benefits of fluoride treatments and supplements when you book a comprehensive exam with Dr. Tejal in Carrollton, GA. She is dedicated to ensuring patients receive individualized treatment options for robust and strengthened teeth.