Our goal is to provide you with a smile that will last a lifetime. To help accomplish this goal and keep your teeth strong and healthy, our dentists and team provide fluoride treatments. Call Costa Dentistry today to learn more about fluoride treatment in Ashburn and Great Falls, Virginia, and reserve an appointment with our caring team.
What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral. It is found in water and in many foods, and it is often added to toothpaste. It is used as a preventive treatment in dentistry to help strengthen your teeth against tooth decay and other problems.
How does fluoride work?
Fluoride works in the natural demineralization and remineralization processes that occur in your mouth. Demineralization is caused by bacteria in plaque that produces acidic saliva, which weakens your tooth enamel and makes your teeth more susceptible to decay and other problems. Fluoride remineralizes your teeth to restore calcium and phosphate ions that strengthen your teeth.
How does fluoride benefit me?
Fluoride works to strengthen and restore tooth enamel, and it is effective in treating tooth decay and preventing cavities so that you can continue to enjoy a healthy smile.
How often do I need fluoride treatment?
Fluoride treatments are typically provided as part of your regular dental cleanings. The frequency of your fluoride treatments will depend on your current oral health needs.