Flouride Treatment See Me Smile Dental Oxnard CA

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride Treatment Oxnard, CA

To keep your teeth healthy and strong it is important to include fluoride in your dental health routines. Fluoride treatments from your See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard team are designed to improve the health of your teeth and reduce the chance of cavities and tooth decay.

What Is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral that is found naturally in water and foods. Fluoride can help strengthen tooth enamel, the hard outer layer of teeth, by replacing minerals that may be lost during regular eating and drinking.

What Are the Benefits Of Fluoride Treatments?

During regular eating and drinking the enamel of your teeth are constantly demineralized and remineralized. Foods and drinks that are sugary or acidic strip important minerals from your tooth enamel, making it weaker and less able to protect your teeth. Fluoride treatments remineralize your enamel by adding minerals back and making the enamel stronger. Strong enamel is essential in preventing tooth decay and cavities.

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How Does Fluoride Prevent Cavities?

If the enamel of your teeth is constantly demineralized, it loses strength. It then becomes easier for sugars and acids to eat away at the outer surface of your teeth and create cavities. Fluoride strengthens enamel and makes teeth more resistant to the bacteria from acids and sugars that cause cavities. Fluoride has also been shown to be able to reverse early tooth decay. Children under the age of 6 should use fluoride toothpastes daily. Before age 6, developing permanent teeth are able to absorb fluoride and incorporate it into strong enamel that is more resistant to acids and sugars.

What do Fluoride Treatments Look Like?

There are a few different methods for administering fluoride treatments. Your personal dental needs may determine which forms of fluoride treatment is right for you.

Toothpastes and Mouth Rinses

Many standard toothpastes and mouth rinses contain low levels of fluoride. These are available for general purchase and are great for daily use. If necessary, you may purchase toothpaste or mouth rinse with a higher concentration of fluoride with a prescription from your dentist.

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Gel, Foam and Varnish

At the dental office you may be given a fluoride treatment during a routine dental cleaning or as part of a specified dental treatment plan. Fluoride treatments can be delivered as a foam or gel in a tray that fits around your teeth or as a varnish or gel that is painted on teeth. These fluoride treatments contain a higher concentration of fluoride than mouth rinses or toothpastes. These treatments typically last from 1-4 minutes and are totally painless.


Fluoride supplements may also be prescribed when necessary. They come in liquid and tablet form.

Can Children Receive Fluoride Treatments?

Yes! Children can and should receive fluoride treatments as part of their routine dental appointments. Fluoride treatments are simple, painless, and most kids think they taste great!

Are Fluoride Treatments Safe?

Not only are fluoride treatments safe, but they are used by dentists all over the world as an effective way to prevent tooth decay. During a fluoride treatment only a small amount of fluoride substance is used, and hardly any is swallowed.

Careful supervision of the use of fluoride by your See Me Smile Dental of Oxnard team ensures that you and your family are completely safe during all fluoride treatments. We offer many options for fluoride treatments to ensure your teeth are as strong and beautiful as they can be.

Meet Dr. Omid

Dr. Omid Barkhordar, DDS has earned his reputation as a leading family and cosmetic dentist in Oxnard, the Central Coast, and Southern California. He is committed to providing patients of all ages with compassionate care.

From general dentistry to advanced procedures, Dr. Omid uses innovative technology and gentle techniques to deliver safe and stress-free dental care so patients can enjoy a painless, healthy, and gorgeous smile.

Dr. Omid earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry in one of the best dental programs in the United States. His dedication to helping patients achieve their perfect smile has earned Dr. Omid the continued trust and recommendation of many clients.

No matter the age or needs of the patient, Dr. Omid is committed to helping you discover the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.

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