What are Fluoride Treatments?
You can often find fluoride in a number of dental products and public water sources. We offer effective, convenient fluoride treatments to those who want and need to keep their teeth protected. Fluoride helps to re-mineralize the teeth, which can effectively prevent tooth decay as well as instances of sensitivity. The treatment itself takes just seconds, and it’s ideal for adults and children alike.
Why might Fluoride Treatments be needed?
You might benefit from fluoride treatments if you’re more prone to decay or if you already have quite a number of fillings in your teeth. Prevention is key when it comes to keeping your smile healthy, bright and strong. Fluoride is one of the best ways to prevent tooth decay, and professional treatment adds another layer of protection that can be beneficial to your smile.
Who is a candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
Most patients are good candidates for professional fluoride treatments. While these treatments are often done on pediatric patients’ teeth, they are just as beneficial to our adult and senior patients as well. In fact, you can request fluoride treatment at any time. We often apply fluoride at checkup visits to keep your teeth strong in between appointments.
What happens during Fluoride Treatments?
The process to apply fluoride is incredibly easy and takes a few seconds. We first take liquid fluoride and brush it over the teeth like a varnish. You will be instructed to avoid brushing, rinsing, eating and drinking for about 30 minutes following your appointment. This gives the fluoride enough time to absorb into the teeth and provide the benefits that you need for a healthy smile. You can have the treatments reapplied as often as you need or whenever you come in for a checkup. Fluoride is safe and we always use the highest-quality ingredients available when applying it to your teeth when you are in our office.
If you would like to come into our office for fluoride treatments, call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our staff members.