What are Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride can be found in a variety of dental products as well as many public water sources. Fluoride is specifically designed to strengthen your teeth to protect against tooth decay. Fluoride treatments can be applied to your teeth in our office for an added layer of protection. They can be beneficial for both our pediatric and adult patients alike.
Why would Fluoride Treatments be needed?
If you’re prone to tooth decay, already have a lot of fillings or just don’t get enough fluoride through the products you’re using, we may suggest coming in for fluoride treatments. Our pediatric patients, regardless of age, can benefit from these treatments. This is because children are more susceptible to tooth decay from improper brushing and flossing as well as poor dietary habits. Fluoride treatments are easy, quick and can be done noninvasively in our office.
Who is a candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
We can examine your teeth to determine if you may need or would benefit from fluoride treatments. These treatments can effectively strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities from forming. If you feel you would benefit from treatment, be sure to ask us about fluoride varnishes during your next appointment. Our goal is to improve the dental health of all of our patients using effective preventative measures.
What happens during the Fluoride Treatment process?
Applying a fluoride varnish to the teeth is easy and can be done in just seconds. In fact, we often apply fluoride as a varnish in conjunction with other procedures. Most of our patients have these treatments done at their bi-annual dental checkups. The fluoride is brushed onto the surfaces of your teeth. You will be instructed to avoid eating, rinsing or drinking for about 30 minutes following treatment. This gives the fluoride more than enough time to soak into the teeth and provide the protection that you need. You can have these treatments done as often as you feel you need them.
If you’d like to learn more about professional fluoride treatments, call us today so that our helpful staff members can further assist you.