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Phone: 989-773-3560

900 E Bellows St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858


A Closer Look at Fluoride for Healthy Teeth

tooth decayNo one wants to end up with tooth decay or cavities. But brushing and flossing might not be enough to prevent this common dental problem. Fluoride can help make teeth stronger and healthier.

Why is this mineral so good at lowering the risk of cavities? Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, helps teeth in a few different ways. That’s why fluoride treatments are typically part of dental care. Let’s explore the benefits of this mineral in more detail.

Benefits of Fluoride

Strengthens Tooth Enamel

The protective layer on your teeth, known as enamel, loses minerals regularly due to acids. This demineralization can lead to cavities. Fluoride helps boost the minerals in enamel, making this layer stronger.

Slows Down Mineral Loss

Just as fluoride helps remineralize tooth enamel, it also makes it harder for acids to take minerals away. This slows the demineralization process down. When tooth enamel is able to maintain minerals, this reduces the risk of tooth decay.

Reverses Early Tooth Decay

When caught early, tooth decay can be stopped before it harms your teeth. Fluoride treatment can even reverse this decay in the early stages.

Prevents Growth of Bacteria

Cavities form due to bacteria in your mouth. Exposure to fluoride helps keep this harmful bacteria at bay, lowering the risk of plaque buildup.

How Is Fluoride Used?

Fluoride treatments are often done during dental cleanings. Different forms are available, including:

  • Foam
  • Gel
  • Varnish

When Should You Get Fluoride Treatment?

This depends on your age and other factors. Kids between 6 months and 16 years of age should get the right amount of fluoride exposure to keep baby and permanent teeth healthy.

Furthermore, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends having a professional fluoride treatment every three, six, or 12 months depending on your oral health needs.

Fluoride Treatment at Kenneth Egger, DS

Time for a dental cleaning for you or your kids? Dr. Kenneth Egger, DDS, offers routine exams and cleanings that include fluoride treatment. Call our office in Mt. Pleasant, MI, at 989-773-3560, or complete our online form to schedule an appointment.