One of the best ways to clean your mouth of Bactria andharmful substances is to use fluoride treatments.
What is Fluoride?
Systemic fluorides are those that are swallowed. Examplesinclude fluoridated water and dietary fluoride supplements. The maximumreduction in dental caries is achieved when fluoride is available bothtopically and systemically. If you, or a family member, are at amoderate-to-high risk of developing caries, a professional fluoride treatmentcan help. The fluoride preparation used in the dental office is a much strongerconcentration than that in toothpaste or fluoride mouth rinses that may beavailable in a store or at a pharmacy.
Another key to good oral health is fluoride, a mineral that helps prevent caries and can repair teeth in the very early, microscopic stagesof the disease. Fluoride can be obtained in two forms: topical and systemic.Topical fluorides are applied directly to the tooth enamel. Some examplesinclude fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinses, as well as fluoride treatments inthe dental office. Depending on your oral health status, fluoride treatmentsmay be recommended every three, six or 12 months. Your dentist also mayrecommend additional preventive measures if you are at a moderate or high riskof developing caries. These measures may include over-the-counter orprescription therapeutic products such as fluoride mouth rinses, gels orantibacterial mouth rinses.
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