Your teeth need fluoride regularly. This is because fluoride strengthens and nourishes the teeth and helps them fight dental issues, like tooth decay and enamel erosion. Without fluoride, your smile can be vulnerable and weak. At this point, it’s best to use fluoride supplements and treatments.
Fluoride supplements are generally used at home. This is needed when you don’t have a high enough level of fluoride in your water system or if your teeth are at risk for tooth decay. The supplements can come in many forms, like fluoride rinse, toothpaste, gel, tablets, liquids, or drops. Your dentist, Dr. Eliot Tokowitz, will give you instructions on when to take or use the supplements.
A professional fluoride treatment is offered at Sheffield Square Dental Care during your regular dental cleaning and exam appointments . Your dentist will provide the treatment if the teeth show signs of demineralization or even tooth erosion. The treatment will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish and it will dive into your tooth enamel and give it the strength it needs.
Do you have any questions about fluoride treatments or supplements in Chicago, Illinois? If so, please don’t be afraid to contact Sheffield Square Dental Care at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 773-880-2310 and our dental team will be more than happy to assist you!