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Professional Fluoride Treatments: What are the Benefits?

When is the last time you had a fluoride treatment at the dental office? If it’s been a while, you might want to reconsider. There are a lot of benefits to this twice-a-year treatment and the way it impacts your smile differently than other fluoride sources.

Fluoride Remineralizes Compromised Tooth Enamel 

The biggest reason dentists use fluoride in their office is to strengthen weak or decalcified tooth enamel. If your teeth have white spots, are beginning to decay, or you have poor diet habits that place you at risk for cavities (think diet sodas or sports drinks a few times a day), then the fluoride can help your tooth revert back to a stronger structure.

Fluoride Combats Sensitivity

Professional fluoride treatments aren’t just for helping people avoid cavities. They can also be used to combat tooth sensitivity. If you struggle with sensitive teeth or receding gumlines, then a fluoride treatment at your dentist office can reverse symptoms for up to 3 months. If you can’t wait 3 more months for your next dental check-up, just drop by your dentist’s office for a quick re-application to get you by.

It’s Prescription Grade

Over the counter source of fluoride, like rinses and toothpastes, are good for everyday use. But sometimes “everyday use” isn’t quite good enough. For people with chronic dental problems, undergoing orthodontic therapy, or aging smiles, a prescription strength fluoride treatment is a must have.

Why would you want to jeopardize the health of your teeth when this quick option can help you save your smile’s future? Request a fluoride treatment after your next dental cleaning!

Posted on behalf of:
Springfield Lorton Dental Group
5419-C Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 256-8554

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