Fluoride: The Mineral that Can Strengthen and Nourish Your Teeth

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If you want to keep dental issues away from your smile and keep your teeth in tip-top shape, then our Rock Canyon Dental dental team encourages you to expose your teeth to fluoride on a regular basis.

Fluoride is a natural mineral that is extremely beneficial for your teeth. In fact, it’s best to expose your teeth to fluoride each day. You can find fluoride in things like water and food. Fluoride strengthens and nourishes your teeth, giving them the ability to combat plaque growth and the effects of acid, which can help you avoid many dental issues. It is very important to consume the right amount of fluoride each day because your teeth tend to demineralize frequently. If you don’t get proper fluoride exposure, your teeth won’t be strong enough and your smile will be weak and vulnerable to issues like tooth decay, sensitivity, and gum disease.

The fluoride treatment at our office is easy and simple. It will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish and it will most likely be flavored to make it more enjoyable. Your hygienist will either paint the fluoride onto your teeth or will place the fluoride into a tray and will put the tray into your mouth. You will then wait for time to pass, allowing the fluoride minerals to seep into the enamel of your teeth. When the time is up, you will rinse your mouth free from the fluoride.

If you’re interested in a fluoride treatment, please call our office at 801-373-6362 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph Kayne. During your appointment, our dental team will be happy to examine your smile and see if your teeth need a fluoride treatment in Provo, Utah. We look forward to helping you!