Dr. Brian J. Hockel can provide you with fluoride treatments to strengthen your teeth and prevent you from developing cavities.
What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral, and can be found in water and many foods. Most people receive a small amount of fluoride from their diet and from brushing with a toothpaste containing fluoride, but if this is not enough to prevent cavities, Dr. Hockel may recommend a professional fluoride treatment to revitalize your tooth enamel.
Fluoride is available in the forms of a gel, varnish, or foam. Dr. Hockel’s office often recommends fluoride treatments as part of your regular dental checkup, and may recommend further fluoride treatments if you are at greater risk of developing tooth decay or if your fluoride levels are low.
What are the benefits of fluoride treatment?
Fluoride strengthens your teeth to protect them from decay. It remineralizes the tooth enamel, allowing it to better defend against the constant attacks of bacteria, sugars, and acids on the tooth. Fluoride is especially important for children as their teeth are growing in. This is a quick treatment, and can be completed in just a few minutes during your regular appointment at our office.
If you are interested in receiving a fluoride treatment, call our office at 925-478-7776 and schedule an appointment with our dentists.
Dr. Brian J. Hockel is pleased to serve patients in Walnut Creek, Concord, and Lafayette, California.