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If you’ve have a filling in the past year, you could be at risk for more. To protect your teeth from further decay and infection, you need to change the conditions in your mouth that lead to the first cavity. Fluoride treatments are a way you can help defend against further cavities.

Our dentist, Dr. James C. Ma, wants you to be happy with your smile. That’s why our team at James C. Ma in Bakersfield, California, want to let you know more about fluoride and how it can help keep your teeth healthy.

Cavities and decay is caused by bacteria destroying the protective outer layer of your teeth. Fluoride helps your teeth protect against cavities through strengthening the outer layer of your teeth. If you have had cavities in the past year, your mouth has the conditions required for further cavities to be created. By adding toothpaste or mouth rinses with fluoride into your daily oral care, you can help your teeth protect against more decay.

If you are concerned about your oral health, call us at 661-324-9709 and schedule an appointment today. Our professional team will be able to help you with any questions or concerns you might have.