When your teeth are regularly exposed to bacteria and acidic food, they can be stripped of valuable minerals that keep the tooth enamel, and therefore your smile, protected against tooth decay. One of these important minerals is fluoride, which your smile needs in sufficient amounts to remain resistant to harmful dental acids, bacteria, and plaque that often result in dental conditions such as tooth decay and sensitivity.
The following tips can help you receive a proper fluoride intake from easy-to-find sources and dental products:
1. Drink fluoridated water every day. If your city adds fluoride to its tap water, increasing your fluoride intake can be easy. Otherwise, we invite you to speak with our dentist about your options.
2. Choose dental hygiene products with fluoride to keep your smile clean. Our dentist would be happy to recommend fluoride mouthwash and toothpaste to improve your tooth enamel in between dental appointments.
3. Receive professional fluoride treatment. Following your dental cleaning and exam, our team can provide a fluoride treatment to your clean smile in the form of a foam, gel or varnish.
Our dentist, Dr. David Sudimack, and our friendly dental team would be happy to schedule an appointment with you at David Sudimack to discuss whether you would benefit from fluoride treatment in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Please feel free to give us a call at 575-522-7320 today!