Fluoride treatment in Opelika, Alabama, is a very beneficial and successful technique that replaces the minerals your teeth lose every day. These minerals are very important because they give your teeth the strength they need to survive.
When you come into Tatum & Cox every six months for a dental cleaning, we will provide a fluoride treatment that will be in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. The fluoride will also be flavored to give you a delightful and enjoyable experience. When you are ready, Dr. Tatum, Dr. Cox, or your hygienist will place the fluoride in your mouth and ask you to wait for a few minutes. During this time, the fluoride minerals will soak into the teeth and will give them the strength they need to fight bacteria, decay, and infection. When the time passes, the product will be removed and your mouth will be rinsed.
We also strongly recommend using a fluoride treatment of some kind every day. This could include using toothpaste that contains fluoride or using a mouth rinse that provides the needed fluoride minerals. However, it is possible to partake of too much fluoride, and we suggest coming in and talking to your dentist about a fluoride treatment that will work best for you.
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