Fluoride Treatment Torrance CA

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride Treatment Torrance, CA

If you want a highly effective and proven way to reduce the chance of cavities for you or your child, professional fluoride treatment is the answer. At Dentist of Torrance, we offer clinical fluoride treatment for children and adults in the South Bay as a safe and proven way to strengthen tooth enamel and fight cavities.

What Is a Fluoride Treatment?

A natural mineral, fluoride is an effective and powerful cavity preventative that makes tooth enamel stronger. Fluoride also has antibacterial properties. When you get a professional fluoride treatment from Dentist of Torrance, a solution of concentrated fluoride will be applied to the teeth for a period of time to remineralize the enamel. This clinical application of fluoride is more targeted and effective than the small amount of fluoride found in commercial toothpaste.

Can Fluoride Be Used to Rebuild Tooth Enamel?

It’s a bit of a myth that fluoride rebuilds tooth enamel. If you have already lost tooth enamel for whatever reason, fluoride will not help your teeth “grow” new enamel. However, fluoride does remineralize your remaining enamel, which means it significantly strengthens your existing enamel and makes it more resistant to cavities.

Fluoride Treatment Torrance CA
Fluoride Treatment in Torrance CA

What Are the Benefits of Fluoride Treatment?

The natural mineral fluoride has been used safely for many decades in many of your favorite toothpastes and mouthwashes available at the grocery store. Some municipalities also add fluoride to the local water supply to help improve oral health. Fluoride in drinking water has been shown to reduce the prevalence of cavities by 40 to 60 percent according to some studies.

If you are already getting fluoride in your toothpaste and drinking fluoridated water, why might you or your child need more fluoride from your local South Bay dentist? For people with weakened tooth enamel, additional fluoride beyond what is found in toothpaste and water may be needed. With professional fluoride treatment, you get the right amount of fluoride for your needs.

What Ages Need Professional Fluoride Treatment?

Children most commonly receive fluoride treatments, but adults can benefit from fluoride treatment as well. If you are prone to cavities, talk to us at Dentist of Torrance to see if fluoride treatment might be beneficial for you.

Who Is at Higher Risk of Cavities?

Certain people are at higher risk of cavities for a variety of reasons. Good dental hygiene can prevent cavities but it’s only part of the total picture. Some individuals may be more prone to cavities due to genetic predisposition. Other conditions can cause or aggravate cavities, such as:

  • Low saliva or dry mouth
  • Excessive use of alcohol or recreational drugs
  • Smoking (tobacco and marijuana)
  • Some prescription drugs
  • Eating disorders such as bulimia

You can also reduce your risk of cavities through good eating habits, regular dental visits to Dentist of Torrance, and professional teeth cleaning.

Fluoride Treatment Dentist Torrance CA

What Are the Costs for Fluoride Treatment in Torrance?

A professional fluoride treatment from Dentist of Torrance is a very cost-effective way to prevent cavities for your family. Average costs for a fluoride treatment are typically $10 to $30 per treatment. Because fluoride treatment can be very effective at mitigating cavities, many dental insurance firms will cover some of if not all the cost of a fluoride treatment. Contact us at Dentist of Torrance if you have any questions about fluoride treatment costs.

Interested in a Professional Fluoride Treatment in the South Bay?

If you think you or your child may benefit from a professional fluoride treatment, contact us at Dentist of Torrance by calling 310-651-7660.

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