What are Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride can be found in a wide range of different dental products as well as public water sources. The way that fluoride works is by strengthening the teeth, making it less likely that you’ll deal with tooth decay. If you want an extra layer of protection or have children who need to have stronger teeth, we offer fluoride treatments that can be done right in the office. These fluoride treatments are safe, effective and can be done in just seconds.
Why are Fluoride Treatments needed?
The reason you may need or even want fluoride treatments is because you’re looking for a way to further protect your smile. You may not drink fluoridated water and you may not even use fluoride-containing toothpaste. These treatments can help to prevent cavities, which would cause the need for fillings and other procedures. Children are especially good candidates for fluoride treatments, since they are more prone to developing cavities.
Who is a good candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
Most patients are good candidates for fluoride treatments because of how quick the procedure actually is. There is no drilling or anesthetic needed, and you’ll benefit from stronger teeth. You can have these treatments done at virtually any and every checkup visit in our office. For pediatric patients, we often advise parents to allow for fluoride treatments to keep their teeth healthy and strong.
What happens during the Fluoride Treatment process?
We first clean the teeth before applying the fluoride. The liquid fluoride is then brushed over the teeth thoroughly. You’ll be instructed to avoid eating, drinking and rinsing for about 30 minutes following the procedure. This simply allows for the fluoride to work its magic and effective penetrate the teeth. You can request fluoride treatments at any and all of your future visits, and children will have fluoride applied as needed. It is safe to use fluoride toothpastes and mouthwash even after undergoing fluoride treatment.
If you think you may need fluoride treatments, call the office today so that we can get you in as soon as possible for an appointment.