The importance of fluoride treatment for a healthy smile

The team at RK Dentistry believes in providing a wide range of services for children and adults. one aspect of dentistry that is important is preventative care. These are actions, services, and treatments designed to reduce one’s risk of developing concerns such as periodontal disease or tooth decay. Danville, California, area dentist, Dr. Richard J. Koeltl, works with patients to ensure they take all the steps possible to maintain a healthy smile. This includes fluoride treatment for kids and adults.

What is fluoride?

Fluoride is actually a mineral found naturally in both water and soil, but it can also be added to water supplies or applied directly to the teeth. It works by strengthening the enamel of each tooth, making them less susceptible to decay. For kids, fluoride helps to harden the teeth that are still developing and strengthen those which have already erupted. Fluoride treatments should not be confused with sealants, which cover the chewing surface of back teeth to prevent cavities from forming.

At RK Dentistry, we believe in educating patients on proper oral hygiene habits, so they can maintain healthy smiles for years to come. Dr. Koeltl will discuss home care routines as well as provide professional cleanings every six months, along with fluoride treatments when needed. Additional services, such as dental sealants, can also help to prevent dental cavities and maintain a healthy smile for longer.

Am I a good candidate for fluoride treatment?

Fluoride treatment may be an option if you are looking for ways to prevent decay or strengthen your teeth. Dr. Koeltl will discuss your individual needs and develop a care plan tailored to you and your unique oral health requirements. For children, regular professional fluoride treatments plus daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste can go a long way toward preventing cavities. Adults may also benefit from occasional applications of the mineral if they are at risk for developing dental diseases such as periodontitis or gingivitis.

How do I take the first steps in achieving oral health and wellness?

The team at RK Dentistry of Danville, CA, is here for you! Call 925-732-5516 to request an appointment at the office, conveniently located at 4165 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Suite #200.