What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral that helps to strengthen your tooth enamel. Fluoride is naturally found in water and in many foods, and many communities also add supplemental fluoride to their water supply. Depending on your personal dental needs, our talented dentists may recommend fluoride treatment to supplement your natural fluoride intake.
What are the benefits of fluoride?
Fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel, which protects the teeth from decay and cavities. As bacteria, sugars, and plaque attack the tooth enamel throughout the day, the enamel can lose minerals in a process called demineralization. Fluoride remineralizes the enamel layer of the tooth, helping to prevent tooth decay. Dr. Chen and Dr. Chen recommend that you use toothpaste that contains fluoride; you can also use mouth washes and other products that include fluoride to further protect your teeth. We may also suggest fluoride in Glendale, California in the form of a varnish, gel, or foam provided at our dental office. Fluoride treatment is often recommended for patients whose teeth are especially prone to decay. To learn more about the benefits of fluoride treatment, we welcome you to call or visit T.F. Chen DDS soon. We are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy! We can be reached at 818-502-1991.