How Does Fluoride Help Teeth?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that plays an important role in protecting your teeth from tooth decay. Research has shown that fluoride serves a dual purpose when used in toothpastes and in general dentistry treatments, the first of which is aiding in the remineralization process of tooth enamel. In addition to restoring strength to teeth by aiding in this process, fluoride has shown to reduce the presence of bacteria and plaque in the mouth, allowing it to help prevent tooth decay from occurring in the first place.
Beaverton dentist Dr. Michael Negru offers fluoride treatments as part of your regularly scheduled dental services. Professional fluoride cleanings can help remove tartar and prevent tooth decay while also helping your teeth remain strong and healthy in between visits.
You can assist Dr. Negru in protecting your teeth by using a fluoride toothpaste to brush at least twice a day. Any fluoride toothpaste can help strengthen and protect your teeth, but Dr. Negru would be happy to make personal suggestions based on your needs during your regularly scheduled dental checkups.
If you are looking for an experienced dentist in or around Beaverton, Oregon, please contact Bright Smile Dental Care today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Negru.