Welcome to another September installment of the New Albany Implants blog!
Sure, we are your go-to place for restorative dentistry in the Greater Louisville area, and Dr. Ron is our resident expert in the realm of implants.
Still, both Dr. Ron and Dr. Brad are concerned about all aspects of your oral health, and our team wants to keep you from having to deal with the agony of missing teeth in the first place.
That’s why we are big on home hygiene and regular office care aimed at keeping you on the good road. Brushing, flossing, rinsing with mouthwash, visiting the dentist every 3-6 months, and finding good sources of fluoride will go a long way towards boosting your wellness levels.
Given the importance of fluoride, you may be surprised to learn that many dental insurance plans don’t cover fluoride treatments for adult patients.
We encourage fluoride treatments for everyone who visits us at New Albany implants because we know just how effective they can be for folks of all ages.
As such, in today’s post, we want to give fluoride the credit it deserves! Keep reading, and then be sure to get in touch with our team to schedule your next appointment in our Southern Indiana dentist’s office.
Whether you realize it or not, your teeth are under near-constant attack, every day of your life, mostly from the bacteria that causes plaque.
Here’s how it happens: as you eat foods with sugar in them, the bacteria metabolizes it into acids that erode your teeth, slowly wearing away the enamel until a hole forms. These beginning stages of cavities might not be detected easily, but they’re happening all the time nonetheless.
When we treat your teeth with fluoride we’re actually rebuilding the enamel that was lost to plaque acids. You see, fluoride is uniquely able to rebuild, or “remineralize” your teeth in this way.
Why is that? It’s because fluoride gets into the enamel pores on your teeth and attracts calcium and phosphate that’s present in your spit. After those have bonded to your teeth they start to rebuild the enamel bit by bit, in some cases making your teeth stronger than they were before.
In the end, regular fluoride treatments from New Albany Implants can reverse and prevent a lot of the damage that plaque bacteria brings about in your mouth.
Preventive Dentistry From A Restorative Dentist
As the recognized dental implant people in the New Albany area, we have seen the worst that can happen to a smile. And we want to spare you from that fate.
Here’s a little secret: to hang onto your teeth, it helps to find a dentist you can trust and keep them in the loop. All you have to do is visit New Albany Implants often for ongoing dental care. That way we will be able to handle any emerging concerns sooner.
And we can provide prevention in the form of in-office fluoride treatments designed to thwart the onset of cavities.
We can also prescribe fluoride treatments for use at home, such as fluoride toothpaste and other such products. It’s also important to take advantage of water fluoridation in your community. Stay away from those plastic bottles!
You Make The Call!
We hope you have been inspired to keep up with your dental health needs. To schedule your next appointment at our New Albany, IN dentist’s office, give us a call today at (812) 945-7645 or simply contact us online!