Why Does the Dentist Use Fluoride?

Patient in the dental chair receiving a fluoride treatment.

There’s an incredible, natural way to prevent decay and bacteria growth on your teeth: fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that can strengthen your teeth and bones every time you brush your teeth or drink tap water. Another way to reap all the benefits fluoride can offer is through fluoride treatments at your dentist’s office, which we offer at Villa Vista Dental!

What Is Fluoride & What Does It Do?

Fluoride is an ionized form of fluorine, a natural mineral. You can find it in water, soil, air, and rocks. Fluoride supports strong bones and teeth because it mineralizes the enamel, or hard outside layer of the teeth. That’s why fluoride is often found in tap water and toothpaste to help ward off bacteria naturally.

Fluoride Treatments in Elk Grove, CA

At Villa Vista Dental, we offer easy fluoride treatments as part of our preventive dental services. It only takes minutes to complete a fluoride treatment, and all you have to do is sit back, relax, and let us apply a fluoride solution to your teeth. Because the solution bonds to your teeth instantly, you don’t need to do any after care or maintenance. In fact, you’re free to eat and drink after a fluoride treatment!

Fluoride treatments should just be one of the many ways you prevent cavities and decay. Nothing beats visiting Dr. Tin twice a year for routine cleanings and examinations along with brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day. Of course, you should also manage your habits (e.g., avoid smoking) and maintain a healthy diet to protect your teeth further.

Affordable Preventive Dentistry at Villa Vista Dental

If you are due for a dental appointment, we offer a range of services to help all smiles in need. Contact us to schedule your appointment today and learn more about our flexible financing options!

Fluoride treatments can prevent cavities!