Los Banos, CA, dentist offers fluoride treatment

An effective treatment used today to protect the smile from developing tooth decay is fluoride. Fluoride is a unique mineral naturally present in the earth. You can find it in many foods and even in municipal water supplies. Fluoride is an excellent solution for protecting the smile from cavities and continues to be used in toothpaste and direct applications in dentistry. For over 50 years, studies continue to show the many benefits of fluoride regarding one’s oral health and wellness. Artistry in Smiles of Los Banos, CA, encourages patients to ask about fluoride treatments available in his office for protecting the smile.

What is fluoride treatment?

Fluoride treatment is the application of a fluoride varnish that is given during routine dental visits. It is applied directly to the teeth to make them more resistant to tooth decay. While fluoride is often found in toothpaste, mouthwashes, and other oral health products, it can also be administered directly to the teeth during a visit. A professional application of fluoride varnish offers an extra layer of protection against cavities and is perfect for children or those who are more susceptible to decay.

When might a dentist recommend fluoride treatment?

Listed here are just a few reasons why Dr. Benjamin J. Seaton may recommend fluoride varnish during routine dental evaluations:

  • Patients with deep fissures and pits in the chewing surfaces of the teeth
  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Exposure of tooth roots
  • Patients with sensitive teeth
  • Lack of exposure to everyday fluoride
  • Those with high carbohydrate or sugar intake
  • Patients with a recent history of cavities
  • Inadequate saliva flow (dry mouth)

It is essential that patients understand that fluoride alone does not prevent cavities but is an extra layer of protection for those who practice good oral hygiene habits between dental appointments.

Schedule an appointment to find out more about fluoride treatment

Fluoride treatment is one of many ways in which patients can maintain a healthy smile for life! If you want to find out if fluoride treatment can help you, call (209) 812-0041 to request a consultation visit and preliminary evaluation with Artistry in Smiles to discuss your needs. The office is located at 816 2nd Street in Los Banos, California, and accepts new patients from Los Banos CA and the nearby communities of Santa Nella, Dos Palos, Gustine, Newman and Hilmar.