Cavity Prevention Can Be Bolstered by Adding a Fluoride Treatment to Your Dental Exam

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The American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental exam and cleaning performed twice each year by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Raymond R. Niles. This simple outpatient appointment is designed to remove all traces or hardened tartar from your mouth while also monitoring for any signs of a developing oral health problem.

If Dr. Raymond R. Niles finds an area of concern, he might perform further diagnostics to determine the most effective treatment strategy. This sometimes includes administering a preventative treatment to reverse a problem before it can worsen.

If he has concerns about the hardness of your teeth and the mineral density of your tooth enamel Dr. Raymond R. Niles might recommend performing a basic fluoride treatment. This can be performed immediately following your dental exam to help improve your chances for cavity prevention.

It’s best to avoid eating or drinking for up to an hour afterward to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate your teeth. If you live in a rural area, or you don’t have daily access to fluoridated water Dr. Raymond R. Niles might also prescribe fluoride supplements. This often comes in the form of a prescription grade concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse.

If you live in the Woodbridge, Virginia, area, and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 703.494.4101 to schedule an appointment at Niles Dental’s dental offices.