At the end of most dental cleanings, your dentist or dental hygienist will ask you if you would like to have a fluoride treatment placed on your teeth. The reason why they ask you this is because it may or may not be covered by your insurance. However, it generally isn't very expensive and comes with several dental benefits, making it well worth it to get it. It also doesn't take long at all, so it won't inconvenience you. This article will discuss 3 benefits of getting a fluoride treatment. 

Repair Enamel

Because of the minerals that are in fluoride, it is able to actually help rebuild minor areas of thinning within the enamel. This is part of the added protection that it provides, which is nothing but beneficial for you. This can help to reverse some of the damage to your teeth, before it gets bad enough to cause you pain and require you to get further dental treatment to help repair it.

Adds An Extra Layer Of Protection

No matter how often you brush and floss your teeth, you are still prone to getting cavities. By getting a fluoride treatment on your teeth every time that you go in for a dental cleaning, you are giving your teeth an added layer of protection that wouldn't otherwise be there. This added layer can help to protect your teeth from the damages of plaque and tartar that could otherwise cause you to get cavities, which could lead to fillings, crowns, root canals, and more. Since these are not only painful, but can also be quite expensive depending on insurance coverage and the amount of work that you need done.

It Tastes Great 

Something that doesn't necessarily benefit your teeth, but makes your fluoride more enjoyable for you personally, is the fact that the fluoride foam tastes very good. Your dental hygienist will likely have a few different flavors for you to choose from, making it hard to find one that you don't like. Some of these flavors generally include watermelon, bubble gum, strawberry, cotton candy, and more. While you won't actually swallow them foam, you will still be able to taste just how good it is. This makes the 30-60 seconds that the fluoride treatment is in your mouth very enjoyable and something that you can look forward to each time that you get your teeth cleaned at the dentist. Visit a site like for more help.