Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride Treatments in Raritan, New Jersey

With so many theories out there about fluoride, we at Koren Family Dental in Raritan, New Jersey 08869 are here to advocate for fluoride treatments. As dental professionals, we’re qualified to tell you how much fluoride benefits teeth of all ages.

Why Do We Need Fluoride?

Fluoride is most important during the younger stages of our time at the dentist office in Raritan, NJ. It is highly effective for healthier teeth and gums because it works to strengthen your enamel and it even protects the soft nerves found inside of our teeth, also known as “pulp.” As stated above, fluoride is imperative to younger children and infants as their teeth begin to emerge to set the foundation for a lifetime to strong and healthy teeth.

Other Benefits of Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride therapy can also be of great help to adults. Those that are at a high risk of acquiring tooth decay do well to ask us about fluoride rinses and treatments. Fluoride treatment greatly benefits those within high-risk situations such as:

  • People with eating disorders
  • Active dental caries
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Lack of regular professional dental care
  • Active orthodontic treatment combined with poor oral hygiene
  • High levels of caries-causing bacteria in the mouth
  • Exposed root surfaces of teeth
  • Poor diet
  • Existing restoration (fillings)
  • Tooth enamel defects
  • Undergoing head and neck radiation therapy people with medical conditions

Types of Fluoride Treatments

In order to achieve the highest level of dental wellness in terms of the kind of fluoride treatment you can implement, a combination of topical and systematic therapies is your best option. Topical treatments are the ones in which fluoride is applied directly to the surface of the tooth. This is done through fluoride toothpaste, rinses, and polishes that can be used during appointments at our office. Systematic therapies are done outside of the office and include fluoridated water and supplements that are ingested.

For more detailed information on what fluoride is, how it benefits you, and how we at Koren Family Dental can help you with fluoride treatment, give us a call at our Raritan, NJ, office in 08869 today!

Meet Dr. Koren

Meet Dr. Koren

Dr. Jonathan Koren is the dental care provider at Koren Family Dental in Raritan, also serving Bridgewater, New Jersey. As a practicing dentist for more than two decades,

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