Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water, soil and some foods. It helps mineralize teeth and harden enamel. It has been added to most public water supplies for many years because of its benefits to dental health. Dr. Martirosyan is our Glendale fluoride treatment dentist, and she can help patients learn more about fluoride and determine if treatments are right for them.
Fluoride works in several different ways. In children, it goes to work to help build teeth even before they erupt. The fluoride in foods, drinks and supplements are absorbed into the dental enamel as the teeth grow and eventually erupt. Strong enamel is more resistant to oral bacteria and tooth decay. Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in fluoride treatment in Glendale, may recommend fluoride supplements for children who are at risk of not getting enough fluoride in their daily diets. Fluoride treatments may also be good for older children and adults. The fluoride applications can help rebuild and remineralizer enamel to erase early signs of tooth decay. Topical fluoride treatments can be administered in our office, but you can also get the benefits of fluoride at home by using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwashes and drinking fluoridated water.
Glendale Fluoride Treatment
Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale fluoride treatment dentist, offers professional fluoride applications in our office. These may be particularly important for those who do not drink fluoridated water. The fluoridation of water has been called one of the most important public health achievements in the last century, but many people are choosing bottled water or drinking other drinks more often than tap water, which is leaving them at risk of inadequate fluoride intake. Those who are at a high risk of developing tooth decay or other dental problems may also benefit from fluoride treatments. Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in fluoride treatment in Glendale, can apply the fluoride right in our office. Fluoride comes in flavored gels and foams that can be applied right to the teeth or through a tray similar to teeth whitening trays. A liquid fluoride varnish can also be painted right on teeth.
Call us today to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Martirosyan, our dentist in Glendale.