Including a Simple Fluoride Treatment in Your Dental Checkup Helps Prevent Cavities

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The American Dental Association recommends having a dental checkup and cleaning performed by a dentist twice each year. This will serve to remove plaque buildup and tartar from your teeth while also monitoring the overall health of your mouth.

If Dr. Brandon Burger finds any areas of concern, he will help you understand your treatment options. This might include recommending preventative treatments to help maintain healthy teeth and gums.

If your tooth enamel shows significant signs of demineralization, he might recommend a basic fluoride treatment. This can be performed immediately following the dental checkup to help strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent potential cavities.

The fluoride treatment can be performed in a few short minutes by having Dr. Brandon Burger pour a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into special trays.

It’s best to avoid eating or drinking for up to an hour afterward to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate your teeth.

If he has further concerns about the health of your tooth enamel he might also prescribe fluoride supplements. This often comes in the form of a prescription grade concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash.

If you live in the Hermitage, Tennessee, area, and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 615-889-8202 to schedule an appointment with the dentists at Brandon Burger, DDS.