What are Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride is often found in most dental products and some public water sources. It is specifically meant to keep your teeth healthy and strong, preventing instances of sensitivity and tooth decay. We offer convenient fluoride treatments in our office to patients who would benefit from this particular option. The beauty about these treatments is that they are ideal for both younger and older patients alike.
Why might Fluoride Treatments be needed?
You might benefit from fluoride treatments if you’re more susceptible to tooth decay and already have many fillings in your mouth. For children, we might recommend fluoride as a way to keep their smile protected. Fluoride is all about preventing decay, which can keep you from needing more invasive procedures like fillings and root canals. You can request fluoride treatments at any time, and we can provide them in conjunction with other procedures.
Who is a candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
Most patients coming into our office are good candidates for fluoride treatment. These treatments are incredibly easy to apply, and they can be done every six months as part of your routine checkup appointment. For children, we typically recommend that fluoride be applied to their teeth. This helps to prevent tooth decay, which children are often more prone to developing.
What happens during the Fluoride Treatment process?
The treatment process is done within seconds in our office. We first apply a liquid fluoride varnish to the teeth. You will be instructed to not rinse, eat or drink for about 30 minutes following the actual procedure itself. You will find that fluoride helps to prevent instances of decay, which can keep you from needing other types of dental treatments. You can have these treatments done as little or as much as you want. You will find that having the treatment done helps to keep your teeth healthy, strong and fully protected. It is still important to keep your teeth clean at home despite having fluoride treatments applied.
If you think you’d benefit from fluoride treatments, call us today so that we can get you in for a convenient appointment.