Fluoride 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.