Fluoride is important for maintaining the health of your teeth.

Your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body. But it is not invulnerable. The acids that are present in the things you eat and drink, and that is created by the plaque on your teeth can attack your enamel and put you in danger of cavities. Fluoride can strengthen the enamel and keep your teeth healthy. It is also very important for children whose teeth are developing to ensure a healthy smile. However, too much fluoride for children can result in a discoloration of erupting teeth known as fluorosis. Because of this, it is important that a person receive the right amount of fluoride.

doctor conducting a fluoride treatmentFluoride is a mineral that is found in water and in the ground. Many cities and towns add it to the drinking water, and it is also an ingredient in many toothpastes. If you are drinking fluoridated water and using a fluoride toothpaste, that might be enough, but an examination by our dentist, Dr. Lien Ngo will determine is you need a fluoride treatment. We can give you a fluoride treatment at our office in Placerville California, and we can also prescribe a rinse, gel, foam or even a supplement if necessary.

During your regular visits, the dentist will give you a thorough examination and will be able to determine if you need extra fluoride. If you have concerns about your child’s fluoride intake, please call our office at 530-622-1987 and let our dentist give you child an evaluation before you increase your child’s fluoride intake.