Fluoride Treatments in Bellevue, WA

Fluoride treatments play a vital role in maintaining optimal oral health for patients of all ages. As your Bellevue dental home, we are committed to delivering comprehensive care and educating our patients about the importance of fluoride treatments and incorporating them into their dental hygiene routines. Want to learn more about our preventive services or schedule your next visit with our team? Please contact us!

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What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in water sources, soil, rocks, and various foods. It is also commonly added to dental products such as toothpaste, mouthwash, and drinking water. Fluoride works synergistically with other minerals like calcium and phosphate to maintain the strength and integrity of tooth enamel, playing a crucial role in preventing tooth decay and promoting overall oral health. Fluoride is safe to utilize in small amounts, especially when it is applied and monitored by an experienced dental professional.

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What do fluoride treatments do?

Fluoride treatments involve the application of fluoride to the teeth in various forms such as gels, foams, or varnishes. These treatments aim to strengthen tooth enamel, which is the outer layer of the teeth. By strengthening enamel, fluoride helps to prevent tooth decay and cavities by making the teeth more resistant to attacks from bacteria and acids in the mouth. Additionally, fluoride can also reverse early stages of tooth decay by remineralizing areas of the enamel that have been weakened by acid.

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Is a fluoride treatment necessary for me?

While regular brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining good oral hygiene, fluoride treatments offer additional protection against cavities, especially for individuals at higher risk of developing tooth decay, such as children, seniors, and those with a history of cavities. Fluoride treatments are safe, quick, and painless procedures that can be performed during routine dental visits. They provide an extra layer of defense against tooth decay and help ensure long-term dental health and wellbeing.

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