Dr. Allan Pang provides fluoride treatments to help strengthen your teeth against tooth decay. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral, and can be found in many types of foods, as well as toothpaste, oral gels, mouthwash, and most community water supplies. Our pedodontist will monitor your child’s fluoride level and your risk of cavities, and provide treatments to make sure that your child receives the appropriate amount. Contact us at 408-227-6000 to make your child’s appointment at AZ Dental and learn more about fluoride treatment in San Jose, California.
Fluoride helps to slow the loss of minerals from tooth enamel and promotes the remineralization of the enamel, strengthening the teeth against the harmful oral acids that cause cavities. When sugars and carbohydrates are consumed, the bacteria in your mouth produces acids, which then attack the tooth enamel. Repeated acid attacks result in cavities, tooth decay, and childhood periodontal disease. Fluoride protects the tooth enamel and reduces the risk of these problems developing.
Fluoride treatments are most effective when used as part of a good oral hygiene routine. Maintaining a healthy, nutritious diet, brushing and flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly all work to keep your teeth healthy.
Our dentists will work with you to ensure that your child receives the appropriate amount of fluoride to ensure good oral health. Fluoride is available in several different topical forms (foam, liquids, varnishes, and gels), and we will apply it in the form which your child finds most comfortable.
To learn more about fluoride treatments, contact our office today.