Despite all the rumors about the harmfulness of ingesting too much fluoride, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), there is not enough evidence to suggest that use of fluoride in small amounts is harmful enough to outweigh the benefits that it can provide to your overall well-being and oral health. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that appears in many foods and water sources that we are exposed to. At Carson & Carson, DDS we recommend the use of fluoride treatments in small amounts to bolster healthy oral hygiene habits and prevent future cavities from forming. Call today to schedule an appointment at Carson & Carson, DDS (805) 983-0717.
Before the addition of Fluoride to public drinking water, children suffered from 3 times as many cavities as they do today. Fluoride is a powerful tool that is utilized in the fight against tooth decay in modern preventative dentistry. It functions by naturally strengthening the enamel layer of your teeth which provides protection to the more vulnerable tooth structures underneath.
As teeth lose minerals throughout the day through eating and acid erosion from plaque, minerals like calcium, phosphate, and fluoride fight back by rebuilding the structure of teeth through the process of remineralization. With good oral hygiene habits, consuming too many resources that cause demineralizaton, without the proper balance of nutrients that cause remineralization, will cause tooth decay and cavities. With the addition of small amounts of fluoride to your diet, you can tip the scales back toward remineralization and help prevent tooth decay.
Products With Fluoride
As previously stated, fluoride is naturally found in many sources of food and water. However, there are also products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes that contain levels of fluoride that sufficient enough to aid in the prevention of tooth decay. Since these products are unhealthy to swallow, they are not recommended for use with children under the age of 6 who are more likely to swallow toothpaste. Fluoride is highly effective and safe only when it used properly, at the right dosages. High dosages of fluoride are toxic, and its use with children should always be supervised. Although it is very difficult to ingest a lethal level of fluoride because of the low amount in over the counter products, you should always take caution by using it in only as instructed and in small amounts.
Over exposure to fluoride in children can lead to dental fluorosis which is the discoloration of the enamel of teeth with characteristic small, white or brown spots. Excessive consumption of fluoride products in children where teeth are still developing can lead to discoloration and damage of the enamel layer. If the damage is minor, white spots can be seen in small areas of the tooth. If the damage is severe, brown spots, serious straining & discoloration, and pits or holes can be seen along the surface of teeth.
Professional Fluoride Treatment
At Carson & Carson, we offer professional fluoride treatments that have up to 10x the strength of over the counter fluoride products. These treatments are designed to treat individuals who are more vulnerable to developing tooth decay such as:
Patients with poor dental hygiene habits
Those who suffer from eating disorders – Consistent exposure to stomach acid erodes the enamel of teeth
Individuals who abuse the use of tobacco or alcoholic products
Anyone that refuses to get a professional dental cleaning at least once a year
People who have exposed tooth roots
Or any person undergoing neck or head radiation
Get your teeth professionally strengthened and whitened with a high strength fluoride treatment today! Call Carson & Carson, DDS today for affordable pricing on fluoride treatments to brighten your smile and strengthen your teeth (805) 983-0717. Get the best dental treatment in Ventura County from the Oxnard dentist with over 45 years of experience – Carson & Carson, DDS. We are available 24/7 for emergency dental treatments in Oxnard, California.
I have had a lot of procedures including 8 implants. There is no better dentist office than Carson and Carson. Dr. Derek Carson (the son of Dr. Leroy Carson) is FANTASTIC! He has learned well from his father (who still works there). Papa is the MAN!, and has been for years. Insane amount of knowledge. The Doctors are THE BEST! The support staff is fun and professional always. I will never go anywhere else.
A dentist that truly understands how much the whole dental trip petrifies me - and helps me overcome it. For the first time, and certainly not the last, he used nitros oxide and I can honestly say I can look at future visits without abject terror. No more waiting until the tooth needs pulled! I may even get my teeth cleaned.
The BEST dental office in Ventura County!! Super friendly staff, easy to schedule appts, no issues with insurance processing, and Dr. Carson makes sure you are always comfortable and pain-free when getting any work done. I've been a patient for over 7 years now and I couldn't be happier! I highly recommend!
This dental office is beyond professional. A landmark of our city, to say the least. Dr. Carson has been serving our community for quite some time, with true care and concern for his patients. If you want a true dental experience, then I would highly advise you to make an appointment with them 🙂
Dr. Derek, you have a hand and a heart of gold. That spirit of help that you have is praiseworthy. I'm amazed at all the treatment you've done and I feel no pain after, not even the pain of the anesthesia sting, I say with propriety because I am very sensitive to pain. Congratulations on your work that loves what you do so you have been successful, not counting on your last generation machine that I do not know how to explain. Much gratitude, you're the best.
Today I had a procedure wisdoms teeth extracted with Dr Derek Carson. All staff it was the kindest people ever they stayed room and for the all time asking how I was feeling. The Dr was absolutely amazing! I had several shots and no leave one I feel it and about the extraction when I was thinking he will start it he ready did the extraction out me feeling any pain absolutely any discomfort. I had rest of my day as a normal day and not swallowing.I really want to thank you Dr Derek Carson to be an amazing Dentist so gentle and very professional with absolutely confidentiality.I highly recommended this office if you need to visit just for your regular cleaning or any procedure. Thank you very much!
Both doctors, father and son (Dr. Leroy and Dr. Derek), are the best of the best. I have been to different dentists due to change on my insurance coverage, but i keep coming back to Carson and Carson (even if it means paying out of pocket) because they take care of the issues others can not or are not willing to. Furthermore, the staff is truly amazing, friendly, knowledgeable, professional. I am in good hands, my family's hands.
Both doctors, father and son (Dr. Leroy and Dr. Derek), are the best of the best. I have been to different dentists due to change on my insurance coverage, but i keep coming back to Carson and Carson (even if it means paying out of pocket,) because they take care of the issues others can not or are not willing to. To be honest, their fees are actually low and their work far superior compared to other dentists. Furthermore, the staff is truly amazing, friendly, knowledgeable, professional. I am in good hands, my family's hands.
Both doctors, father and son (Dr. Leroy and Dr. Derek), are the best of the best. I have been to different dentists due to change on my insurance coverage, but i keep coming back to Carson and Carson (even if it means paying out of pocket,) because they take care of the issues others can not or are not willing to. To be honest, their fees are actually low and their work far superior compared to other dentists. Furthermore, the staff is truly amazing, friendly, knowledgeable, professional. I am in good hands, my second family's hands.