There is a lot of misinformation out there about fluoride, but the truth of the matter is that fluoride contains a ton of benefits for your overall tooth health. Each day, the natural bacteria in your mouth and the acidic foods and beverages you consume can erode your tooth enamel on a microscopic level. This process is known as demineralization and it can be avoided by increasing your fluoride exposure by using a fluoride toothpaste when you brush your teeth.
In some cases, using fluoride toothpaste isn’t enough to prevent tooth decay and tooth-sensitivity issues. Be sure to let your dentist, Dr. Anderson Lane, know about any new cavities or tooth sensitivity you’ve noticed. Oftentimes, he will recommend a routine fluoride treatment to improve the strength of your tooth enamel. The treatment is fast and easy, and he can usually administer it immediately following your regular dental checkup.
Dr. Anderson Lane administers the fluoride treatment by pouring concentrated fluoride gel into trays that are placed in your mouth for a few minutes. Afterward, you should avoid eating or drinking to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate into your tooth enamel.
Sometimes, Dr. Anderson Lane might also prescribe daily fluoride supplements.
If you have questions about dental fluoride treatment in Austin, Texas, please call Anderson Lane Dental at 512.459.4347 to schedule an appointment.