Our dentist and team offer fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth and help prevent decay. This simple preventive treatment is a great way to avoid future dental problems and can be completed in just a few minutes during your regular exams. Contact Boones Ferry Dental at 503-699-6699 to set up an appointment with Dr. Patrick Morrissey and learn more about fluoride treatment in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

What Is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral, and can be found in many foods as well as in many water supplies. You receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from using fluoridated toothpaste, but a fluoride treatment may be recommended to strengthen your teeth and make them less susceptible to cavities.

How Does Fluoride Treatment Work?
As you eat and drink, the bacteria, sugars and acids in your mouth attack and demineralize your tooth enamel. Fluoride treatment works to remineralize that enamel, strengthening it against decay-causing factors so you can avoid cavities. Fluoride also works to strengthen teeth as they develop, ensuring that they are strong and healthy, which makes fluoride an important part of children’s oral health and development.

How Long Does Fluoride Treatment Take?
Fluoride treatment can be completed in just a few minutes, and may be provided as part of your regular dental visits. Our dentist and team will evaluate your teeth and fluoride levels, and may recommend this preventive treatment if your teeth are prone to decay or if you are not receiving enough fluoride from other sources. Fluoride is available in several forms, such as a gel, varnish or foam.

Make Your Appointment
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Morrissey and learn more about how fluoride treatment can benefit you, give us a call today!