Fluoride Treatments

general dentistryFluoride treatments are available at the dentist’s office as a means to protect the teeth from decay. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in many foods and water. With this, minerals are deposited to the enamel layer of the teeth known as remineralization. Every day, minerals are added to and lost from the teeth. When minerals are lost (known as demineralization), the teeth enamel becomes vulnerable to plaque, acids, and sugars in the mouth. As people age, the demineralization process occurs more rapidly than they are able to consume enough naturally occurring fluoride. At Juban Cowen Dental Care we provide patients with fluoride treatments as a method of preventing tooth decay and keeping the teeth healthy.

Fluoride treatments help prevent tooth decay by making the teeth more resistant to acids that are present from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. As healthy as people may try to eat, there are natural sugars (and artificial sugars) found in all foods. Fluoride treatments not only protect the teeth from damaging sugars and acids from plaque, but it also helps speed up the remineralization process. By making fluoride treatments a part of a patient’s dental care, tooth decay can be avoided throughout their lifetimes.

At Juban Cowen Dental Care, Dr. Michael Juban is the dentist to trust in Baton Rouge for fluoride treatments. Juban Cowen Dental Care is a family dental practice that offers comprehensive family dental care for patients of all ages. Our mission as a dental team is simple: To serve our patients through excellence, with a gentle touch, in a stress free environment. We believe that fluoride is the most effective agent available to help prevent tooth decay, and we can provide necessary fluoride treatments to our patients. Call us today.

Fluoride Treatments

For several generations, fluoride has been used to protect teeth from decay.

Fluoride naturally occurs in some foods and may be added to municipal water supplies. However, many children and adults are not exposed to high enough levels of fluoride to receive its full benefits. In these situations, professional fluoride treatments can be a practical general dentistry treatment to ward off problems.

Want more information on fluoride treatments for a child or adult? Call at (225) 927-8663 Or Schedule Your Appointment Online.

Professional Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride can be administered in a few different way. Once method is using dental products that contain fluoride, such as toothpastes, mouth rinses, and gels. These can be purchased over the counter and applied at home by patients as indicated.

Another way to introduce more fluoride is through a professional topical fluoride application. Typically, fluoride can easily be applied during routine dental cleanings for our patients’ convenience. Fluoride applications can be especially helpful for low-fluoride pediatric patients at their six-month dental check-up appointments.

Finally, fluoride supplements in pill form can keep fluoride levels high in between dental visits.

Advantages of Fluoride Treatments in Baton Rouge, LA

Patients who undergo at-home and in-office fluoride treatments can expect to see improvement in their oral health within a few months. Some of the long-term benefits to regular fluoride exposure include:

  • Lowered incidence of tooth decay
  • Improved tooth enamel strength to protect against future cavities
  • Better looking teeth that are easier to clean at home and during professional dental appointments
  • Faster future dental cleanings and check-ups because of decreased plaque and tartar build-up
  • Less likelihood of tooth loss or cavities in the years following fluoride treatments and applications

For these and other reasons, the American Dental Association urges all individuals to take advantage of fluoride treatments from their dental provider. This is especially important for individuals who do not use community water supplies.

Fluoride Treatments for New and Current Patients

If you are interested in maintaining the health of your smile for many years to come, fluoride treatments could be an excellent solution. Drs. Juban and Cowen encourage anyone in need of fluoride treatments to contact the office and schedule an examination.