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Bloomington, IL 61701

Dental Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a natural mineral, essential to good oral health. Before a baby’s teeth erupt, fluoride in foods, beverages, and supplements builds strong tooth enamel. Then, topical fluoride keeps enamel sturdy and works to reverse early tooth decay. You can get it from fluoride toothpaste, public water, and saliva. Sometimes, though, it isn’t enough. Our team at Eastland Dental Center in Bloomington, IL is here to help with fluoride treatments.

Dental Fluoride Treatments Bloomington

Make fluoride part of your child’s dental hygiene routine

Fluoride treatments can make tooth enamel resistant to mouth acids. Many parents find it beneficial to schedule fluoride treatments as part of their child’s bi-annual cleaning and checkup.

The procedure is fast and painless. Teeth are cleaned and dried. Usually one quadrant at a time is treated with a thin fluoride varnish. It has a pleasant taste and dries quickly. Minerals in the varnish continue to be absorbed by tooth enamel until it is worn away by eating and brushing.

Safe and effective

Topical fluoride treatments do not contribute to fluorosis. This mottled discoloration of tooth enamel is caused by excessive fluoride consumption, usually from self-prescribed supplements.

Fluoride for adults

Many adults can also benefit from dental fluoride treatments. Increased risk factors for tooth decay include:
  • Chronic dry mouth, caused by medical conditions or as a side effect of medications.
  • Gum disease. It causes gum recession, exposing unprotected root structure that is susceptible to cavity-causing bacteria.
  • Dental work. Crowns, bridges, and orthodontics create food traps.
  • History of cavities. Adults who need a filling every year or two may benefit from extra fluoride.
You are not alone in the fight against cavities. Call our team at Eastland Dental Center in Bloomington, IL at (309) 663-4711 to learn more about fluoride treatments.

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