If you had to name the toughest substance in your body, what would you pick? You may be surprised to learn that your tooth enamel is the strongest part of your body, and that is a good thing because the enamel keeps your teeth healthy. However, the things that you eat and drink often contain acid, and the bacteria in the plaque on your teeth can interact with the sugar in your diet to create acid as well. Over time, that acid will wear down the enamel on your teeth, leaving them vulnerable to decay. Our dentist and team offer fluoride treatments to remineralize the tooth enamel and protect your smile. These treatments can be in the form of a foam, a varnish or a gel that is administered in a tray. There are also fluoride rinses and supplements available by prescription.
Most people get all of the fluoride they need from their toothpaste and from fluoridated drinking water. However, Dr. Brian Han will be happy to give you an examination to determine if you need a fluoride treatment.
If you would like to see if you or your children could benefit from fluoride treatments in Fircrest, Washington, contact Fircrest Family Dental at 253-341-4814 to plan your visit with our dentist.