Calgary Dentist Explains Fluoride Treatments
At Inglewood Family Dental, we provide fluoride treatments for patients of all ages to help them strengthen and protect their teeth against decay and acid-producing bacteria. Watch this video by dedicated Calgary dentist Dr. Arash Ravanbakhsh as he explains the benefits of fluoride treatments.
Fluoride treatments are a way for you to receive extra fluoride in your mouth. Fluoride is important for keeping your teeth strong. It creates fluorapatite and prevents the tooth from developing those porosities which cause tooth decay. The ways you can receive fluoride treatments or fluoride in your saliva is in terms of toothpaste. Toothpaste has fluoride in it, though not all of them do, so make sure you’re reading the ingredients on the toothpaste.
The other way you can receive fluoride is through fluoride rinse or fluoride gel, which you’ll receive at your hygiene appointments here at Inglewood Family Dental. There are also mouthwashes that contain fluoride, and there are also at-home fluoride treatments you can purchase.
A lot of cities actually have fluoride in the water. Unfortunately, Calgary is not one of those places, so you do have to be aware of that and just make sure that you’re getting fluoride as needed.
Our dentists know how important good health and good oral hygiene habits are for growing teeth and it is their job to teach you and your children the best ways to achieve that. They will go over your child’s diet and what foods are good for dental health. They will discuss sealants that can help shut out food particles and help to prevent cavities.
They can help ensure your child is getting enough fluoride. Our dentists will work with you and your child to make sure they are brushing and flossing their teeth properly. If your child is in sports, they can work with them to create custom mouthguards to help protect the teeth.
If you or a loved one is interested in fluoride treatments, or are looking for a dentist in Calgary, contact Inglewood Family Dental to arrange your consultation. We look forward to putting a smile on your face!