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Century City, CA dentist offers fluoride treatment

Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally present in many foods and even the city water supply. This mineral is one of the most effective agents available today to help prevent tooth decay or “cavities.” Fluoride has been well-researched over many decades and is an excellent solution for offering further protection of the smile in addition to regular dental care habits such as brushing, flossing, and routine cleanings and examinations. Dr. Meredith Levine of Century City, CA, is pleased to provide fluoride treatments for adults and children.

How is fluoride administered?

There are two ways in which fluoride may be integrated into one’s dental plan:

  • Topical fluoride varnish – topical fluoride varnish is applied twice a year at a patient’s routine dental check-ups. This application of fluoride strengthens natural teeth after they have erupted through the gum line and makes them more resistant to tooth decay. Topical fluoride may be obtained in the dental office or through fluoride-containing oral healthcare products such as gels, mouth rinses, and toothpaste.
  • Systemic fluoride – another way to obtain fluoride is through systemic fluoride. This type of fluoride application strengthens the teeth that are erupted through the gum line and those that are still developing underneath the gums. Systemic fluoride is obtained through food and water supplies and may also be administered through gel or drop form prescribed by a dental professional or physician. These are typically recommended for infants and children. A dental professional will monitor how much fluoride is consumed as too much can result in a condition known as fluorosis, which causes white spots to develop on the teeth.

Learn more about fluoride treatment for adults and children

Century City, CA, area patients interested in learning more about the addition of fluoride to their regular dental services will want to speak with their dentist about the options available to them. Contact Dr. Meredith Levine and her staff today by calling (424) 358-3811 to request a consultation visit and initial examination. The office is located at 2080 Century Park East, Suite #1516, and accepts new patients in and around Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Brentwood, and West Hollywood, CA.