Healthy teeth require daily care and attention to give you the healthy smile you deserve. We support your efforts to protect your oral hygiene, and our Prehn Dental Offices dental team encourages you to take good care of your teeth and gums by maintaining routine dental checkups every six months and exposing your teeth to fluoride.
Why is fluoride a key ingredient in a healthy smile? This natural mineral can be found in food and water which nourishes and strengthens our teeth so they can fight the bacteria living in your mouth. Each day, your teeth go through two processes: a demineralization process and a remineralization process. If your teeth aren’t properly exposed to fluoride every day, only the demineralization process will occur, which will make your teeth weak and vulnerable to dental issues like tooth decay, tooth sensitivity, and gum disease. You can prevent this by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day, swishing with fluoride mouthwash once a day, and receiving a professional fluoride treatment every six months at Prehn Dental Offices.
Dr. Frederick Prehn and our dental team are also pleased to offer regular fluoride treatments at our office to keep your teeth healthy and strong. This is a tooth-colored varnish that is applied to the teeth after brushing. The fluoride is typically flavored so the treatment is more enjoyable. After your teeth have been properly cleaned, your hygienist will place the fluoride on your teeth, whether it’s with a tray or brush, and will wait for the fluoride minerals to soak into your chompers. After a certain amount of time, you will rinse your mouth and be on your way.
If you would like to know more about fluoride in Wausau, Wisconsin, please don’t hesitate to give our dental team a call at 715-842-1270. We are happy to support your smile health in any way we can!