Coronado Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride Treatments – Isabella Avenue Dentistry
Fluoride treatments are a powerful preventative dentistry tool. With proper fluoride treatments, you can prevent issues like tooth decay and halitosis (bad breath), and rebuild teeth that have been damaged by cavities or bruxism (teeth grinding). And Isabella Avenue Dentistry offers this non-invasive treatment to all our patients!
What Does Fluoride Do?
Fluoride treatments are used to prevent tooth decay and rebuild damaged teeth. Fluoride is a powerful substance that helps discourage tooth “demineralization” (enamel loss) and encourages “remineralization”, thereby helping to strengthen the teeth.
Every day, our teeth lose some enamel because of demineralization. Poor oral care habits, excessive consumption of sweets and acidic foods, and several other factors can encourage demineralization, eventually leading to tooth decay and cavities.
Fluoride treatments help curb this process of demineralization, encouraging minerals to bind to the enamel of the teeth. This restores your smile and helps mitigate tooth decay.
What Is A Fluoride Treatment?
After cleaning your teeth, Dr. Leslie Strommer of Isabella Avenue Dentistry will apply a specialized fluoride paste or gel to your teeth, “painting” it on every surface of your teeth. This fluoride-heavy product will help boost the fluoride levels in your teeth.
A fluoride treatment can help prevent cavities for 3-12 months, though you must also still maintain proper oral care habits for the best results.
Are Dental Sealants The Same As Fluoride Treatments?
Sometimes, fluoride treatments get confused with dental sealants. But while these procedures are very different, they both can help prevent cavities.
Dental sealants utilize advanced plastic-based films that are placed directly on the teeth, usually on the hard-to-reach rear molars.
This plastic bonds closely to the surface of the teeth, creating a “seal” that prevents the buildup of food, acid, bacteria, and plaque. In turn, this dramatically reduces the risk of tooth decay.
Depending on your needs, either a dental sealant or a fluoride treatment could be right for you.
What Are The Benefits Of Fluoride Treatments?
Stronger teeth – Fluoride strengthens your teeth, and can even help reverse the effects of tooth decay, to some extent.
Lower risk of developing cavities – This is one of the reasons that fluoride treatments are popular among children. A single fluoride treatment helps dramatically boost resistance to tooth decay, preventing cavities and encouraging a healthier mouth.
Reduces tooth sensitivity – In some patients, tooth demineralization can lead to teeth that are sensitive to heat and cold. Fluoride treatments help treat this issue, and reduce tooth sensitivity.
Isabella Avenue Dentistry – Preventative Dentistry On Coronado Island!
At Isabella Avenue Dentistry, Dr. Leslie Strommer believes in the power of preventative dentistry. Our mission is to use advanced dental techniques, like fluoride treatments, to prevent common issues such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. In turn, this provides our patients with better levels of care, and helps them avoid the costs of treating serious oral health issues.
Need a fluoride treatment, interested in dental sealants, or curious about our other preventative dental services? Contact us at (619) 435-0147, or visit our office at 1012 Isabella Ave, Coronado, CA 92118 to schedule your appointment today.
Patients Have To Say
“From beginning to the end of our appointments the experience was phenomenal. The first thing I noticed was their customer service, their friendliness and the way they truly cared about us."
“I have been going to Dr. Scott and Dr. Leslie since 2002. I consider them the best in San Diego. They really care about you as a person and a patient."
“They've always been awesome! I've been with Dr. Scott and Leslie for over 20 years! I would absolutely recommend them to anyone. I love getting my teeth cleaned."
“Dr. Leslie Strommer is the best of the best: friendly, caring, professional, knowledgeable, technically savvy, and excellent general and cosmetic dentist."
“Hands down best dentist in San Diego! They take excellent care of my family - we wouldn't go anywhere else."
“Dr. Scott and Leslie lead a fantastic team of people. I say people instead of their professions because everyone there is very personable and go out of their way to get to know you, the patient."
“Best Dentist in So Cal, hands down. Don't go anywhere else. Everyone is very friendly and professional and they have dramatically improved the health of my mouth."
“Great first experience at Isabella Ave Dentistry. From the time I made the appointment all the way through the cleaning and the exam, I thoroughly enjoyed my interactions with Dr. Leslie and the team. Friendly at the front desk upon check-in, a high quality and comfortable cleaning from Sarah, and a super informative and helpful exam from Dr. Definitely felt like they cared not only about my teeth, but about my health and overall well-being as well. I'll be back in 6 months and will recommend to anyone. Thanks!"
“Dr. Leslie and her team are outstanding! They make you feel right at home and part of their family from the moment you walk in the door. I have had a wonderful experience every time that I have been and would highly recommend Isabella Avenue Dentistry to anyone looking for a new dentist!"