There are several types of fluoride, with some even being found in your drinking water. Fluoride is a very important part of good hygiene. When you see your dentist for a teeth cleaning appointment, getting fluoride treatment has many great benefits. But the dental office isn’t the only place where you can get fluoride.
The surface of your teeth is immediately treated with topical fluoride that has been highly concentrated. It prevents tooth decay by decreasing mineral loss, boosting mineral uptake to permanent teeth, and suppressing microorganisms that cause tooth decay.
According to studies, you should get your teeth professionally fluoridated at least twice a year. Moreover, patients with a high risk of tooth decay may experience this up to four times yearly. Fluoride can be applied topically to adults and kids three years or older.
Examples of topical fluoride include toothpaste, mouthwash, and gel. Higher concentration rinses, gels, foams, fluoride varnishes, and silver diamine fluoride are examples of topical fluorides that are professionally applied.
These are fluorides that are absorbed and incorporated into developing tooth structures. Due to the presence of fluoride in your saliva, systemic fluorides can offer topical protection. Fluoridating water or taking dietary fluoride supplements in tablets, drops, or lozenges are two ways to provide fluoride to the system.
Over time, preventive care has altered medicine and dentistry. Today, thanks to preventive medicine, many diseases have been wiped out.
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