Fluoride and Tooth Decay Prevention
One of the best treatments to help strengthen your teeth and prevent tooth decay is fluoride. Fluoride can be found in toothpaste, but is also a naturally occurring mineral, and thus can be found in small amounts in a variety of natural sources, from drinking water to certain foods. Receiving a professional fluoride treatment from Dr. Wintermantel can be greatly beneficial, no matter what your age.
Here are a few of the ways that you can receive the benefits of fluoride:
- Fluoride toothpaste: starting around the age of 3, children can start using fluoride toothpaste. All adults should also use fluoride toothpaste to brush their teeth.
- Fluorinated water: many communities add small amounts of fluoride to drinking water to provide regular fluoride treatment.
- Visit the dentist: many dentists provide fluoride treatment with topical fluoride products. These treatments are most often done with children, but adults can receive professional fluoride treatments as needed.
Fluoride treatments are completely painless, and provide excellent protection against tooth decay. We welcome you to contact us at 314-968-1553 to make your appointment with Dr. Wintermantel and learn more about the benefits of fluoride treatment in St. Louis, Missouri.