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The Importance of Fluoride During Orthodontic Treatment Milton, GA
Pediatric Dentist Milton GA

Braces are the gold standard treatment for moving teeth into better alignment. While we encourage patients to undergo orthodontic treatment to straighten their smile, we never want the results to come at the expense of their oral health. Beyond special flossing tools and more diligent brushing habits, we typically recommend that our orthodontic patients use fluoride each day. Not all fluoride, however, is created equal. It is important to understand why we want you using fluoride and which method of fluoride is best for you.

You may know that fluoride is included in most toothpastes. While this is an excellent way to make sure your pearly whites are getting this vital mineral, there are stronger methods available for orthodontic patients. Fluoride can also be prescribed by your dentist in a more concentrated gel. We know that fixed brackets, wires and bands can be an obstacle to proper teeth cleaning. Therefore, we often recommend fluoride as an extra tool of protection for your teeth during braces treatment.

Fluoride during orthodontics can offer the benefits:

Lower Risk of Cavities
Fluoride promotes strong teeth and bones. When your smile gets the right amount of fluoride it needs, you’re less prone to tooth decay.

Avoid Demineralization (“white spots”) on Your Teeth
White spots are commonly present after braces come off. These unsightly blemishes are caused by plaque sitting on your enamel for too long. The physical demineralization process is the first stage of decay and is what causes the white spots on your teeth. By placing fluoride back into your tooth, you can help reverse the unwanted process of tooth demineralization.

Mediate Poor Oral Hygiene
Let’s face it; not all children and teens put forth a 5-star effort when brushing and flossing. Using fluoride will help preserve your child’s oral health and strengthen the enamel in those spaces that may be missed on occasion.

Which Fluoride is Best for Me?

At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, our Doctors are happy to discuss an appropriate fluoride product based on your age, oral hygiene habits, past risk factors and type of orthodontic therapy. We value the opportunity to protect your oral health while you straighten your smile!

Posted on behalf of Georgia Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry

13075 Hwy 9, Suite 110
Milton, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 521-2100

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Our Patients Reviews

I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

Karem M.

Dr. Patel is a gem of a person. My daughter is getting braces dine and dr. and staff make sure my daughter is comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Patel explains entire process patiently and gives time to answer any question we may have. Our experience is great and I strongly refer Dr. Patel for yours or your kid's orthodontics needs...

Dipal G.

Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

Natalie M.

An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

Arti D.

Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

Jagdeep S.

Very happy with Milton Dental Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

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