What are Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride treatments help to keep your teeth healthy and strong. You can often find fluoride in most dental products, including toothpastes and mouthwashes. You may even be getting fluoride through the public water that you drink. If you’re not getting enough fluoride or could benefit from stronger teeth, we offer easy and quick fluoride treatments for you and your whole family.
Why are Fluoride Treatments needed?
You might need or want fluoride treatments because you’re not getting enough fluoride through the products you’re using or the water you’re drinking. You may be susceptible to decay and are looking for a way to fully protect your teeth. For children, fluoride helps to keep their teeth healthy, strong and protected from decay. We often recommend fluoride treatments to our pediatric patients as a way to prevent future dental problems.
Who is a candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride is safe and highly effective when it comes to protecting your teeth. For this reason, most patients are good candidates for treatment. We can examine your teeth to determine if you may benefit from this type of treatment. For children, we often apply fluoride to their teeth at each of their six month appointments.
What happens during the Fluoride Treatment process?
Fluoride treatments are incredibly easy, quick and noninvasive. We clean and dry your teeth before brushing on a fluoride liquid. This liquid penetrates the teeth and helps to strengthen them from the inside, out. You will be instructed to avoid eating, drinking or rinsing for about 30 minutes following the treatment. For kids, it is important that they do not eat or drink anything for a short time after their appointment so that the fluoride actually has time to work. You can have these fluoride treatments done as little or as often as you’d like, and they take just minutes in the office to apply over each tooth.
If you think you may benefit from fluoride treatments, call the office today so that we can help to further answer all of your questions.