Fluoride is a mineral that can help the protective outer layer of your teeth stay healthy and fight against cavities. Even though swallowed fluoride is only helpful for people younger than 16 years old, topical fluoride treatments in toothpaste, mouth rinses, or direct applications can still help protect your teeth.
Our dentist, Dr. James C. Ma, is happy to help you with your oral health. That’s why our team at James C. Ma in Tulare, California, is happy to share with you some information about how fluoride can help your teeth stay strong no matter what age you are.
Fluoride applied directly to teeth can help fight tooth decay. This means that any person can benefit from the protective bonuses of fluoride. If you have had a filling, crown, or bridge in the past year, your mouth could especially benefit from a professional application of fluoride. Having a filling, crown, or bridge does not make your teeth immune to future cavities and should still be protected with fluoride treatments.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to get a professional cleaning with fluoride treatment, call us at 559-688-4111 and schedule your visit today. Our welcoming team wants to help you keep your mouth healthy and happy.