What are Fluoride Treatments?
A fluoride treatment can help to protect and strengthen your teeth. They are helpful when you’re prone to cavities and tooth decay, or if you already have a lot of fillings in your teeth. Fluoride treatments are especially beneficial for children, as they are more prone to developing tooth decay. These treatments can be done easily in our office and take just seconds to apply.
Why are Fluoride Treatments needed?
Fluoride is found in most dental products and public water sources. However, if you’re not getting enough fluoride, your dental health can suffer because of it. Likewise, if you’re more prone to cavities or have multiple fillings already, we may suggest fluoride treatments. Children often have these treatments automatically applied at their bi-annual checkup visits.
Who is a candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
Any patient, regardless of age, is a candidate for fluoride treatments. Whether you want to protect your teeth further or are looking for a way to prevent the need for additional dental work, fluoride treatments are a suitable and easy option. Fluoride can even be applied to your teeth in conjunction with other procedures. This means you can have fluoride added to your teeth during an exam and cleaning.
What happens during the Fluoride Treatment process?
First, the teeth are cleaned and dried. The fluoride is then brushed onto the teeth and allowed to soak in. It will strengthen the teeth and prevent tooth decay. You will be told not to eat or drink for about 30 minutes following the procedure. It takes just seconds to apply the fluoride to your teeth, but you’ll find that it is incredibly helpful in protecting your smile. Fluoride is useful for both pediatric and adult teeth as a way to keep those beautiful smiles as protected as possible. We offer these treatments in our family-friendly office for both new and existing patients.
If you would like to learn more about fluoride treatments and our low wait-time office setting, call us today and we will be able to get you in for a convenient appointment.