The condition of your tooth enamel is imperative to your overall oral health. When the surface of a tooth is exposed to acid from bacteria in the mouth, it begins to decay, and cavities start to form. Once this decay penetrates the tooth enamel, it grows progressively worse and requires treatment. Dr. Marioly Fernandez and Dr. Adrian Fernandez can help you strengthen the enamel of your teeth to prevent dental cavities. At Family Smile Dental Center, we provide fluoride treatment in Hialeah Gardens, FL, to enhance protection against the harmful effects of tooth decay.
Each day, the surface of our teeth loses mineral content due to acids that come from the bacteria and sugars in our mouths as a result of eating, drinking, etc. Fluoride is one of the minerals that can be eroded due to these acids and the demineralization process, leaving the enamel of your teeth more vulnerable to decay.
Thankfully, our teeth can also go through a remineralization process and build up the level of fluoride to repair the surface layer. This happens when we consume food and drinks with minerals such as calcium and fluoride. In addition, brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste enhances the remineralization of tooth enamel for protection against decay. During an in-office examination, our dentists near you will assess the mineral health of your tooth enamel to identify any cavities and determine if professional fluoride treatments are necessary.
If one of our dentists in Hialeah Gardens, FL, feels you would benefit from fluoride treatment, the process is simple and takes just a few minutes. Our dental care team generally provides fluoride treatments during a professional dental cleaning to patients who need it. Such patients would include those at higher risk for developing cavities, including young children, patients with the beginning of microscopic tooth decay, and patients with inadequate oral hygiene. This treatment enhances the strength of tooth enamel, reduces the likelihood of cavities, and protects against tooth decay.
For more information about fluoride treatment near you, contact Dr. Marioly Fernandez and Dr. Adrian Fernandez at Family Smile Dental Center. We look forward to helping you prevent tooth decay!