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Fluoride Treatments in Portland, OR

Fluoride treatments are quick, easy, painless dental treatments that are designed to improve the outer layer of the teeth, or tooth enamel, and reduce the patient’s risk of developing tooth decay. Whether you’re interested in scheduling a fluoride treatment for your child or yourself, our team would love to help! Contact our office to learn more about our service options and schedule your next visit today.

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How does fluoride help teeth?

Fluoride plays a crucial role in strengthening tooth enamel, the protective outer layer of the teeth. When fluoride is present in the mouth, it helps to remineralize weakened enamel, making it more resistant to acid attacks from bacteria and acidic foods. This process of remineralization helps to prevent the formation of cavities and reduces the risk of tooth decay. Additionally, fluoride inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth, further contributing to overall oral health.

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Are fluoride treatments necessary?

The necessity of fluoride treatments may vary depending on individual factors such as age, oral health status, and risk factors for cavities. Children, adolescents, and individuals with a history of dental decay or certain medical conditions may benefit significantly from fluoride treatments to strengthen their teeth and prevent future cavities. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, remineralizing your tooth enamel can help reduce and relieve discomfort. While fluoride treatments are not explicitly required, they can be very helpful preventive treatments.

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Are fluoride treatments expensive?

Many dental insurance plans offer coverage for children and full or partial coverage for adults who want to receive fluoride treatments. We recommend checking with your provider directly to see what your specific plan offers. For patients who are uninsured, fluoride treatments tend to be relatively affordable treatments, and can be a very cost-effective service when it comes to preventing more costly restorative services like dental fillings. To learn more about our financing options, we recommend reaching out to our team or visiting our financial page.

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