What are Fluoride Treatments?
Most dental products available on the market contain fluoride. Fluoride can help to protect and strengthen your teeth. If you’re looking for additional protection against cavities, we can apply fluoride treatments directly onto your teeth. The process to apply liquid fluoride to the teeth is quick, easy and can be beneficial for patients of all ages.
Why would Fluoride Treatments be needed?
You might benefit from fluoride treatments if you’re prone to developing cavities or if you simply want to further protect your smile. Cavities can form for a variety of reasons, but protecting your teeth and strengthening them can reduce the likelihood that you’ll experience decay. For children who may not have the best brushing or eating habits, fluoride can prevent the need for more invasive treatments and procedures. Treatment using fluoride can be done in conjunction with other treatments, procedures and at virtually any appointment.
Who is a candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
We can examine your teeth to determine if fluoride treatments are right for you. Most patients can benefit from fluoride, since it is safe and highly effective. We often apply fluoride to children’s teeth as part of their preventative care appointments. As an adult, you can request fluoride treatments at any time to keep your smile healthy and strong.
What happens during the Fluoride Treatment process?
We begin by brushing liquid fluoride onto your teeth. This takes just seconds and provides you with months of protection against decay. We instruct you to avoid eating, drinking or rinsing for about an hour after leaving the office. As a parent, it is important to prevent your child from rinsing the fluoride away until it has been given enough time to absorb into the teeth. You can come in for these treatments at any time and for any reason. Fluoride is safe and effective, so it can be beneficial in protecting your smile.
If you would like to learn more about fluoride and how it’s done, call us today so that we can get you in for a convenient appointment.