You may have heard of fluoride treatment. You might know that fluoride is good for you, but you may not be sure why. Learning about fluoride and dental treatments is the first step in taking a proactive approach to improving your oral health and wellness. Dr. Ania Mohelicki and her team in Boulder, Colorado are available to assist patients in learning more about how fluoride treatments can protect their smiles.
What is fluoride?
First, it is a good idea to understand what fluoride is. Fluoride is an element that is naturally found in the environment, specifically in water sources such as the ocean. Fluoride has been found to be a wonderful, natural anti-cavity agent for humans. This is why fluoride is integrated into so many different products in the oral care arena. Fluoride can strengthen the natural tooth enamel, protecting it against the risk of cavities. It can also help rebuild tooth structure after small areas of decay have developed, restoring the area without the need for a dental filling.
How can fluoride help the teeth?
Fluoride strengthens the teeth and is readily available in toothpastes, mouthwashes, and even as a topical application performed at the dental office. Most city water sources also integrate fluoride into the drinking water, allowing for improved strength and protection of the smile. During a cleaning and evaluation, patients of all ages can ask about fluoride treatments that can be administered during an office visit.
Who is a candidate for fluoride treatments?
Patients of any age can benefit from fluoride at the dental office, though it is more commonly used for children and for older adults with thinning tooth enamel and sensitivity. Fluoride treatments may also be used for adults who may have signs of early cavities to rebuild the tooth structure and avoid the need for fillings. Dr. Ania Mohelicki will provide a thorough evaluation for a patient and decide if they would benefit from a fluoride treatment in the dental office.
Ready to learn more about fluoride treatment?
Contact Dr. Ania Mohelicki by calling (303) 872-9940. The office is located at 2919 Valmont Road, Suite #106 in Boulder, Colorado and accepts new patients.