<b>What are Fluoride Treatments?</b>
Fluoride is often found in dental products and most public water sources. Unfortunately, many patients simply do not get enough fluoride, or they can benefit from more if they’re susceptible to tooth decay. Fluoride helps to prevent tooth decay, preventing cavities and the eventual need for fillings and root canals. Treatments are ideal for both pediatric and adult patients.
<b>Why are Fluoride Treatments needed?</b>
Fluoride treatments are noninvasive and take just minutes in the office. They’re great for kids, adults and seniors alike. Some of the reasons you may consider fluoride treatments include:
• You’re prone to tooth decay
• You already have a lot of fillings or have had multiple root canals
• Your child isn’t good at brushing their teeth
• You don’t get enough fluoride through your drinking water or dental products
• You’re looking for a way to further protect your teeth
• You have issues with sensitivity
<b>Who is a good candidate for Fluoride Treatments?</b>
There is no age limit on being able to have fluoride treatments done. While they’re incredibly beneficial and common among pediatric patients, they can be just as helpful in protecting adult teeth. We can examine your teeth and determine if you’d benefit from special fluoride treatments. We can provide you with these treatments at each of your dental appointments or on an as-needed basis.
<b>What happens during Fluoride Treatments?</b>
We begin by cleaning your teeth and drying them as much as possible. We then brush specialized fluoride onto the teeth. It is important that you avoid drinking or eating anything for about one to two hours after the treatment has been done. You can come back in to have these treatments done at each of your checkup appointments or whenever you feel they’re needed. Fluoride treatments can be done in conjunction with using fluoride-containing dental products and drinking fluoridated water to keep your teeth healthy and strong.
If you think you might need fluoride treatments and want to know more about this option, call us now and our friendly staff members can answer your questions.