What are Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride treatments are beneficial for keeping your teeth strong and healthy. Regardless of the amount of fluoride you get on a routine basis, these treatments are safe and offer you an extra layer of protection against tooth decay. Fluoride treatments are most often applied to pediatric teeth, but they can be just as beneficial for our adult patients as well. Fluoride can be applied to your teeth at regular intervals or whenever treatment is needed.
Why are Fluoride Treatments needed?
If you are prone to cavities or already have a lot of fillings, you may want to consider fluoride treatments. Another reason for needing or wanting these treatments is because you’re not currently using a fluoride-containing toothpaste or drinking fluoridated water. For kids, keeping their baby teeth healthy and strong can prevent the need for invasive and scary procedures. This is why we often recommend fluoride treatments to any children and teens coming into our office for their bi-annual checkup visits.
Who is a good candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride treatments are safe and highly effective at protecting and strengthening your teeth. Most people are good candidates for this treatment and can safely have fluoride applied throughout the year. We can perform an examination to determine if you may benefit from these additional treatments. You can request fluoride treatments at any time during your visits with us.
What happens during Fluoride Treatments?
Treatment begins by applying a liquid fluoride to each of your teeth. The fluoride is able to soak into the enamel and strengthen the tooth from the inside, out. You will be instructed to not eat, drink or rinse your mouth for about 30 minutes following the procedure. This is simply because it gives the fluoride time to work effectively. You will find that fluoride treatments are helpful in prevent future decay and the need for invasive procedures. You can request fluoride treatments at any time, and we’ll be happy to offer you other ways to keep your teeth healthy and strong.
If you would like to learn more about fluoride treatments and how they work, call us today so that we can get you in for an appointment.