What are Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride is typically found in a variety of different dental products as well as public water sources. Unfortunately, many people simply do not get enough fluoride and can benefit from coming in for treatment. Fluoride is specifically designed to strengthen your teeth and make them less susceptible to decay. This can be beneficial for both pediatric as well as our adult patients.
Why would Fluoride Treatments be needed?
We may recommend fluoride treatments to children because they are often more susceptible to tooth decay. If you have a lot of fillings already or are just looking for another way to protect your teeth, fluoride treatments are right for you. Fluoride is safe and effective, and we can apply it in conjunction with other treatments. The process to apply fluoride to your teeth takes just seconds, so it’s convenient and beneficial to your oral health.
Who is a candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
Most patients who want or need fluoride treatments can have them done in our office. Treatment is noninvasive and typically takes just seconds of your time. If you’re a parent, these fluoride treatments are often done during your child’s checkup visit. As an adult, you can request fluoride treatments at any time to strengthen and protect your teeth.
What happens during the Fluoride Treatment process?
The treatment process will begin by cleaning the teeth. We then brush a liquid fluoride varnish over the teeth. You’ll be told to avoid eating, drinking or rinsing for about 30 minutes following the appointment. This prevents the fluoride from being washed away and can help it to work effectively. Fluoride can be reapplied as often as you need or want. This treatment is a wonderful way to keep your teeth looking their best, and it can prevent the need for fillings and root canals.
If you’d like to learn more about fluoride treatments and how they can benefit your smile, call us today so that we can get you in for a convenient appointment in our office offering low wait times and one-on-one care.