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A Fluoride Treatment from Your General Dentist Can Help Prevent New Cavities
A general dentist is the right person to go to for routine dentist appointments, which should always include a fluoride treatment. Although there are a few different kinds of dentists, a general one can provide you with regular cleanings and exams. These are important to have because they ensure that your mouth stays free of cavities.
An important part of a checkup with a general dentist is having a fluoride treatment. These can help prevent cavities from forming within your teeth. In this article, we discuss how a general dentist can use a fluoride treatment to ensure that you have good dental and oral health.
Fluoride treatments from a general dentist
Wondering what that fluoride treatment is that your general dentist always makes you do? Read on to find out.
What are fluoride treatments?
A general dentist almost always administers a fluoride treatment during a routine dental checkup. A tray of fluoride solution (usually in liquid, gel or foam form) is given to a patient during a dentist appointment. They set both their top and bottom teeth in each tray and sit for a few minutes.
How a general dentist uses fluoride to fight off cavities
Fluoride contains agents in it that fight off bacteria while also supplying support to the enamel of each tooth. A general dentist will do this treatment during a routine checkup appointment to ensure that the teeth remain strong and healthy in between visits. Strong and healthy teeth are much more likely and able to fight off new cavities that may develop from sugar or lack of good oral hygiene.
Most kinds of toothpaste also contain fluoride, but the amount is much more minimal than a treatment that a general dentist administers. The fluoride treatment will set the teeth up to be in good shape.
Why do general dentists administer fluoride?
A general dentist should be the one to administer this type of treatment because they are in charge of performing routine dental care to your teeth, and a fluoride treatment is considered to be routine. Other dental specialists focus on certain things such as gum disease or orthodontics, but a general dentist tends to always focus their attention on fighting off cavities and ensuring good dental health.
Fluoride treatments cannot be done at home because fluoride also has disadvantages to it. Too much fluoride can be harmful to the body. With that being said, it is important that a general dentist administers the fluoride treatment to oversee the usage, ensuring that no excess is given.
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