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Gainesville Fluoride Treatment

Helping You Maintain Total Oral Health in Braselton

Fluoride is a reduced form of fluorine commonly used in preventative tooth care. Fluoride contains compounds that have been proven to reduce tooth decay; it is naturally present in many things that humans consume but is also added specifically within products specific to dental care.

There are two ways that fluoride works:

  • Topical fluoride is present in almost all toothpaste used and manufactured in the United States. It is, by far, one of the most acclaimed sources of prevention within the dental industry. This type of fluoride works by slowing down the metabolism of those bacteria that are working to cause tooth decay, making teeth more resilient to decay. It is most effective when it is not delivered in strong doses, but rather in natural doses. These doses can come from water or food but are more common in toothpaste, gels, and mouth rinses.
  • Systemic fluoride is fluoride that is ingested through natural sources such as water or food. Once it is ingested, it helps make tooth enamel stronger and more resistant to decay; it also causes stronger enamel and cavity prevention. Monitored closely, supplemental drops or gels can be prescribed. These supplements can also be used for infants or children throughout their teen years. However, if too much fluoride is ingested, a condition call fluorosis may occur. Symptoms of this condition are white spots on the teeth. It is important to communicate with a dentist to ensure you and your family are receiving the correct amount of fluoride.

Why Choose Fluoride Treatments?

In most cases, people receive enough fluoride through natural sources, but some do not receive enough to help prevent tooth decay. If fluoride treatments need to be implemented, treatments can be administered at home and/or professionally.

The following are common reasons for additional fluoride treatments at any age:

  • Inadequate oral hygiene habits
  • Recent dental decay
  • Chronic dry mouth caused by a medical condition or by medication
  • Crevasses or deep pits in teeth
  • Consumption of excessive sugar and/or carbohydrates

To prevent tooth decay, fluoride alone is not sufficient. It is very important to keep a balanced and healthy diet, brush and floss teeth regularly, avoid sugary snacks, and, of course, visit the dentist twice a year.

If you are considering a fluoride treatment in Gainesville or Braselton, contact BGW Dental Group at (678) 582-8099 to schedule an appointment today.


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