What are Fluoride Treatments?
Preventative care is important in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Fluoride treatments are helpful in that they strengthen teeth and prevent cavities. They are especially beneficial for pediatric patients, but they can be used for adult patients as well. Fluoride treatments are ideal for patients who may not get enough fluoride, like those without fluoridated water or who do not use fluoride toothpastes and mouthwash.
Why are Fluoride Treatments needed?
Fluoride treatments are needed to prevent tooth decay. If you’re prone to developing cavities or if you simply want to further protect your teeth, fluoride treatments are a quick and highly effective option. The procedure to apply fluoride takes just minutes in our office and is completely noninvasive. You can have treatment done at each of your bi-annual dental appointments.
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What makes you a good candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
Most patients will benefit from fluoride treatments done on a regular basis. If you already get a lot of fluoride either through the water that you drink or the products that you use, you may not benefit from treatment. If you are prone to developing cavities, fluoride treatments can help in prevent future dental problems. The procedure requires absolutely no anesthesia, so it’s ideal for patients of all ages.
What happens during Fluoride Treatments?
The fluoride treatment is applied to each tooth with a soft brush. You will be instructed on how long to avoid drinking and eating. This helps the fluoride to completely absorb into the teeth without being washed or brushed away. The procedure takes a few minutes and is noninvasive. Children as well as adults can benefit from routine fluoride treatments. The process of adding fluoride to the teeth isn’t just beneficial to your dental health, but can also be cost-effective in the long run when you’re able to avoid more invasive procedures due to cavities.
If you are interested in fluoride treatments either for yourself or a loved one, call our office today and we will help to get you in for a conveniently scheduled appointment.