Fluoride Treatment by Charleston Dental Associates
Charleston Dental Associates offers fluoride treatment to our patients throughout the Charleston SC area.
One of the primary targets of preventive dentistry is tooth decay. “Tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities, is a breakdown of teeth due to activities of bacteria. Symptoms may include pain and difficulty with eating. Complications may include inflammation of the tissue around the tooth, tooth loss, and infection or abscess formation.” Wikipedia
What causes tooth decay? A big factor is diet. Tooth decay is one of the leading diet-related diseases today. How do you prevent tooth decay? One of our most effective weapons is the use of fluoride.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making teeth more resistant to plaque bacteria. While we have made great strides since the introduction of fluoridated water in the 1940s – and 75% of us drink it in the US today – tooth decay is still out there. Typically, it begins in those “hard to reach places.”
“Cavities can develop on any surface of a tooth, but are most common inside the pits and fissures in grooves on chewing surfaces. This is where the toothbrush bristles and fluoride toothpaste cannot reach effectively.” Wikipedia
This is why professional fluoride treatments by your dentist are also important. The professional fluoride preparation used by Charleston Dental Associates is a much stronger concentration that found in toothpaste and rinses available in store. Depending on your oral health, fluoride treatments may be recommended once or twice a year.
Fight Tooth Decay with Professional Fluoride Treatment
Preventing and fighting tooth decay is one key to a healthy smile – and to your maintaining your overall heath. Professional fluoride treatment by Charleston Dental Associates is a powerful tool to help you achieve this result. Contact us to schedule a consultation, and join the fight against tooth decay!