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Fluoride Treatments – Baytown, TX

Benefit from Fluoride Treatments at Our Dental Office

Laughing mother and daughter There’s a reason that the vast majority of commercial toothpastes contain fluoride: fluoride is good for your teeth! Here at Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Baytown, Dr. Hutto and Dr. Ragsdale can help you with preventive dentistry using a number of approaches, such as cleanings, dental sealants, and fluoride treatments that can strengthen your teeth and help reverse the early signs of tooth decay.

Decades of research have shown that regular, controlled exposure to fluoride can drastically lower a person’s risk of developing cavities over time. Plus, it can also play a big part in the oral development of children, helping in the formation of their adult teeth before they even come in.

But, if it’s so readily available, then why do you need to get a treatment at the dentist? This is a common question we receive every day, and you’ll find the answer to it and many more right below.

Advantages of Fluoride

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Fluoride has long been an item added to drinking water and toothpaste in order to help people benefit from the fact that this mineral strengthens tooth enamel and can help block acids from breaking through the teeth. With the increase in popularity of bottled spring water and water filtration systems for the home, however, many people no longer ingest fluoride.

Some express concerns about fluoride toxicity. In high volumes, this can be a concern. Fluoride toothpaste and rinses should not be ingested, but fluoride has been proven safe when administered by a dentist.

While fluoride does likely exist in your toothpaste and may even be present in your drinking water, talk to Dr. Hutto today to find out if you would benefit from using additional fluoride products either in the dental office or in the form of fluoride rinses that you can take home.