Wyngate Dental Of Bethesda

Fluoride Treatments

Wyngate Dental of Bethesda

Regardless of our age, it’s important to take steps to prevent the formation of cavities and other oral health concerns. One crucial step is receiving fluoride treatments during Wyngate Dental of Bethesda visits. Fluoride is an important mineral that bonds with the enamel in our teeth, strengthening and remineralizing it. You cannot replace enamel that has become damaged. Still, you can take advantage of the ability of fluoride to reverse damage in existing enamel. 

How We Use Fluoride Treatments To Protect Your Smile

Fluoride treatments are just one of the essential treatments we provide at Wyngate Dental of Bethesda. Ensuring that you receive enough fluoride at all stages of life is taking steps to retain the strength and beauty of your smile. Patients of every age can benefit from fluoride treatments, as they strengthen our teeth at all stages of life. This is why most municipalities ensure their water contains sufficient fluoride. Making it part of our standard water supply helps prevent tooth decay rates in those on city water.

Some benefits of fluoride treatments include:

  • Bonds With Enamel: Fluoride’s ability to bond with enamel has made it an essential part of dentistry. When it bonds with enamel, it creates a substance even harder than the enamel itself.

  • Protective Surface: The resulting layer ensures that the underlying dentin and pulp are safe from tooth decay and bacteria.

  • Remineralizes Weakened Enamel: There’s no way to restore it once enamel is lost. However, in the early stages of cavity development, it’s possible to remineralize the enamel and prevent it from advancing.

This makes fluoride a crucial and reliable part of dentistry that is both tooth-friendly and a proven ward against tooth decay. This makes fluoride a nearly universal presence in toothpaste, mouthwash, and even dental floss. It’s also why dental education and the importance of fluoride are part of our standard grade school education. 

Receiving a fluoride treatment is quick and easy, typically taking less than an hour to complete. This treatment is available in multiple forms, including a fluoride rinse, gel, and foam. After treatment, your teeth will benefit from increased resistance to gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health concerns. However, it’s still crucial that you maintain a consistent dental hygiene routine to avoid developing cavities or gum disease between visits.

Schedule Your Next Visit To Wyngate Dental of Bethesda Today

Fluoride treatments are an important part of your standard twice-yearly visits to Dr. Taylor Cole and the team at our Bethesda, MD, office. Start by contacting us over the phone at 301-530-8008 and scheduling your next appointment. If this is your first time visiting our clinic, you can stop by before your appointment. Just stop by our 5648 Shields Drive, Bethesda, MD, and we’ll give you a tour of the office and introduce you to the team that will be providing your care. We want you to look forward to maintaining a regular schedule of visits to receive dental care.