Fluoride

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Decay is caused by bacteria. The bacteria in your mouth eats sugars for energy. The bacteria waste is an acid. This acid will slowly eat away tooth structure. Brushing, Flossing, and Fluoride make the Holy Trinity of tooth protection. For this blog article lets examine Fluoride more closely.

Advantages of Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is tremendous in preventing decay. Fluoride exerts its anti-cavity abilities in three way.
  • The fluoride ion binds to the enamel and creates a  stronger surface. Normal tooth structure is made out of hydroxyapatite but is changed to more acid-resistant fluorapatite when fluoride is present.
  • Small Cavities are stopped and repaired with fluoride.
  • Fluoride has anti-bacterial properties by lowering the bacteria’s ability to stick to the teeth.
In simple terms:  Fluoride makes teeth stronger and more resistant to decay AND helps remineralize and stop small cavities. Fluoride limits bacteria’s ability to stick to teeth and kills bacteria. This is why we highly recommend professional applied Fluoride Treatments at your cleanings.

 

 

Dr. Nugent is a leader in Cosmetic, General, Implant and Sedation Dentistry. His practice is at 3421 Burke Rd Suite A, Pasadena Texas. Dr. Nugent was voted  Best Dentist multiple times by the Pasadena Texas Citizens newspaper. Dr. Nugent welcomes patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City, Webster, Clear Lake and Houston Texas.

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