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Tooth decay is a serious dental problem that can afflict the health and function of one or more teeth. It is primarily caused when poor oral hygiene habits weaken the mineral density of tooth enamel. This process of demineralization can be accelerated if you regularly consume acidic foods and beverages.

When tooth enamel is compromised to a significant degree, the natural bacteria living in your mouth can cause a cavity to form. One easy way to prevent this from happening and to protect your teeth against future tooth decay is to have Dr. Linh Nguyen administer a fluoride treatment.

This can usually be performed after your regular dental checkup and cleaning at Best Dentistry.

Dr. Linh Nguyen administers the treatment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into a tray that is held in your mouth for a few minutes. It’s a good idea to avoid eating or drinking for up to an hour afterward to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the microscopic areas of your tooth enamel.

If you fail to drink fluoridated water frequently or if your teeth show signs of significant demineralization, Dr. Linh Nguyen might also prescribe fluoride supplements.

If you are concerned about the health of your teeth and you’re interested in a fluoride treatment in Seattle and Auburn, Washington, you should call 206-783-3000 to explore your fluoride options at Best Dentistry.