Preventive dentistry methods include fluoride treatments when fighting the fight against tooth decay. Our professionals at Crestwood Dental Group use topical fluoride treatments to help you fight cavities and prevent decay.

The use of fluoride in a carefully monitored, professional setting allows us to keep your smile protected and looking great. While some fluoride is available in city water sources or supplements, it is best to consult with our La Grange, KY dentist so you can be confident you’re doing the most for your oral health.

What are the benefits of fluoride?
Fluoride treatments help strengthen tooth enamel and protect your teeth from cavities. By strengthening your enamel, fluoride makes it easier for you to fight cavities. Many products and foods contain fluoride, but a professional treatment ensures the fluoride has fully covered your teeth.
Why should I get a fluoride treatment?

Unfortunately, some patients are more susceptible to cavities than others.  While we recommend fluoride treatments to all of our patients, it is even more essential if the following reasons put you at higher risk for tooth decay:

  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Genetics
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Irregular dental exams
  • Eating disorders
  • Illnesses
  • Gum disease
  • Dry mouth
  • Medication

Fortunately, with the help of fluoride, your teeth can be protected.  Our professional fluoride treatments consist of a thin application and take only a few minutes from start to finish.

How do I care for my teeth after a fluoride treatment?

A fluoride treatment alone, will not keep you from decay. It is essential that you continue to brush your teeth and floss in order to remove cavity-causing plaque and bacteria from your mouth. Proper care also includes regular dental exams with our La Grange, KY dentist and hygienist and a well-balanced diet.

Visit our conveniently located Crestwood, KY dental office to get the best oral health protection. We are dedicated to stopping tooth decay and keeping your smile in good health.