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Fluoride Treatment in Mumbai

A human body is the finest and one of the most complexes of structures designed by nature; it is the wonder of all the wonders. Every single part of our body is formed in a complex pattern and functions uniquely but they still work together with each other in perfect harmony.

In the same way, the tooth is also a different structure having different part like enamel, dentine, cementum and pulp and they work seamlessly with our jaws, tongue and mouth so we can eat, speak and smile properly. We hardly ever notice how each part in our mouth functions like clockwork to help use taste the food and make it ready for digestion and absorption for other metabolic functions.

Out of these, our teeth play a very vital role. Can you imagine being toothless? Nobody can. Teeth are important in looks as well as in functionality. The part that protects and covers the tooth is called the enamel.  

The outer most layers are the enamel. Tooth enamel is a hard mineral like substance that forms the rock hard layer of protection on the tooth. This is one of the hardest parts of the body. Enamel contains most fluoride and it is less soluble.  A healthy layer of enamel means more resistance to tooth decay. Enamel is white in color and its color is the color of teeth.

The fluoride in enamel is s an indication of strong teeth.  It is a naturally found mineral that prevents tooth decay and caries.  If you want strong and problem free teeth then fluoride is the mineral that can help you.

How does Fluoride protect teeth?

We all have seen many toothpaste advertisements claiming to have fluoride in them. But does it really help? Yes, fluoride treatments really help strengthen the teeth and prevent tooth decay.

The enamel is made up of calcium and phosphate. The saliva also has these mineral to help to protect the teeth. When you eat the sugary and starch loaded food, the cavity causing bacteria get carbohydrate from that food and form the acid, which attacks the enamel and starts its erosion. It will strip off the calcium and phosphate from the outer layer, so the enamel became more vulnerable to decay. The result of enamel erosion causes irreparable damage to the teeth.

In order to avoid this damage the fluoride in our saliva along with other minerals steps in. The saliva protects the tooth from bacterial attacks. Salvia gets its source of fluoride from the water we drink, the food that we eat and the toothpaste that we use. Combined with the calcium, phosphate the fluoride makes a strong compound name fluorapatite that coats the teeth and makes them stronger.

However, saliva disrupts the attack and protects the tooth, by replacing the calcium and phosphate of enamel. If saliva has fluoride in it, from the source like toothpaste or water, it will help to form such a strong compound like fluorapatite, which makes a defense system from the decay and protect the teeth. Fluoride helps in demineralizing of the enamel.

Fluoride Treatment at The Esthetic Clinics

Fluoride treatment in Mumbai is the topical application of fluoride on the teeth to help in better absorption and reduce the risk of caries and cavities.

In a natural manner, our body absorbs the fluoride in two ways:

  1. Systemically: fluoride can get in our system either with the water (fluoridate, tap water) and/or dietary supplements.
  2. Topically: Topically, it can be applied directly to the teeth in form of toothpaste, gel or in the dental clinic by the dentist.

Therefore, the fluoride treatment in Mumbai involves both supplements and topical applications. There are three ways that top dentists in Mumbai use topical applications for fluoride treatment procedure in Mumbai:

  1. At dental office by the dental professional: These are professional treatments in which a dentist applies high concentration of fluoride to the patient’s teeth to improve the health of the teeth and protect it from the further decay.
  2. At the home by using fluoride kit: These high concentration fluoride treatments can be done at home too but only under the supervision of the dentist. Several types of fluoride kits are available in the market, but before using one, you must consult to your dentist and get a recommendation.
  3. Through regular use: Fluoride can be regularly used in the form of toothpaste, and fluoride mouthwash, however it contain much less percentage than the professional treatments.

It is advised not to use these at home without supervision, because if ingested by mistake can prove to be hazardous for health.

Fluoride treatment for children:

Fluoride treatment for children differs from the adults. For children best dentists in Mumbai use dental varnish.

Dental varnish: Top dentists in Mumbai apply calculated amount of dental varnish on the children’s tooth surface, which is safe and protects the tooth from cavity. The dental varnish has very low amounts of fluoride and there is almost no danger of swallowing.

Are you a good candidate for fluoride treatment?

Fluoride treatments in Mumbai are highly recommended for children as well as for adult. This is a completely safe treatment and has no side effects. This treatment is recommended for:

  • Children between the age group of 6 months to 16 years as these formative years of growth are crucial for healthy primary and permanent teeth.
  • These treatments are advised for adult who have dry mouth condition also called as xerostomia. Certain medications such as high blood pressure drugs, anti-allergens drugs make some people more prone to tooth decay.
  • People with history of high number of cavities in case you already have cavities, fluoride treatment is very important for protecting your teeth.
  • Gum diseases may expose the tooth roots to bacteria increasing the chances of tooth decay, which can be prevented, with the help of fluoride treatment in Mumbai.
  • Bridge, crown or braces can increase the risk of tooth decay necessitating fluoride treatment.
  • People who live in areas where the drinking water supply has low levels of fluoride should regularly visit the best dentists in Mumbai, because their teeth may be prone to decay.
  • People with sensitive teeth will also benefit from fluoride treatment in Mumbai, as fluoride will cover the part of the teeth, which have lost its enamel, thus reduce the sensitivity.

Benefits of Fluoride treatment

Fluoride treatment in Mumbai will have an amazing positive effect on our teeth.  The benefits of fluoride treatment are:

  • Enamel protection: Drinking certain liquids and some food items with high acid content in them like fruit juices and cola and sweets can cause the enamel of your teeth to break down. When enamel is stripped off, it exposes the dentine, and teeth may become sensitive to drink cold, hot or sweet food. Brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and taking professional fluoride treatment will help reducing the sensitivity and protect enamel.
  • Remineralization: Acid produced by bacteria can cause the damage of enamel as well as the structure of teeth permanently. Regular fluoride treatments in Mumbai help reverse this damage.
  • Help in preventing tooth decay and cavity: The fluoride treatment helps to build up the mineral over the eroded enamel and also it goes in the dentine tubule and kills the bacteria that lodge in it.
  • Reduce the cost of other dental treatment: Fluoride treatment in Mumbai is a preventive treatment, so it protects the teeth from further decay and other problems, thus saving the money on other expensive procedures that might have to be done at later stage.
  • Preserve your perfect smile: This treatment protect the teeth and gums from the various anomalies. Fluoride treatment increases the chances of beautiful smile throughout the life.

How often can I get fluoride treatment?

Top dentists in Mumbai recommend that you get the fluoride treatment done once in every six months. However if your teeth are prone to cavity and are sensitive to food items then the dentist will recommend increasing the frequency of fluoride treatment.

Fluoride treatment is also recommended by best dentists in Mumbai for people who have poor oral hygiene and have a chronic problem of low saliva production in the mouth. Such patients should go in for a fluoride treatment once in every 3-4 months.  If you have great condition of teeth then one fluoride treatment once a year will be more than enough to keep the caries at bay and the teeth healthy.

How soon can I eat after fluoride treatment?

After the fluoride treatment in Mumbai, you should wait for at least for 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything.  Then you can and drink your favorite food without restrictions but make sure you keep up with the oral hygiene instructions given by the top dentists.

What is the cost fluoride treatment?

Fluoride treatment in Mumbai is a very affordable procedure with long time good effects. The cost of fluoride treatment in Mumbai depends on various factors such as the type of material used and more importantly, which dentist is doing the treatment.

The price of fluoride treatment in Mumbai also depends on the condition of your teeth and the type of treatment. At homes treatment cost less than professional fluoride treatment in Mumbai but their effects do not last for long.

Why choose The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai?

The Esthetic Clinics in Mumbai, with its in-house team of top dentists who are qualified in using fluoride treatments in Mumbai and  offers the highest level of care, from the first assessment to regular check-ups to ensure that your teeth are adjusting well with the new device. Be assured our professionals will offer personalized solutions in a non-judgmental way and will work along with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your emotional, personal and financial needs.

The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai offers you flawless accuracy in diagnosis and treatments. Each of our dental specialists have advanced training across the world, been acclaimed internationally, so sit back and relax, you are in good hands.

We follow stringent and strict sterilization protocols ensuring seamless procedures. Being patient-centric, we understand how unique each patient’s need is. We counsel them through each step, acquainting them with the various dental procedures and thus providing them with their customized and personalized tailor-made pain-free solutions.

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Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.

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