<b>What are Fluoride Treatments?</b>
Fluoride can be found in a wide range of dental products as well as some public water sources. It is designed to keep teeth healthy and strong to prevent tooth decay. We offer treatments in our office that further protect your teeth. Treatments can be done at any time and are incredibly noninvasive for patients of all ages.
<b>Why are Fluoride Treatments needed?</b>
The reason you might benefit from fluoride treatments is because you need extra protection to prevent cavities. Cavities are a major issue and can cause a wide variety of problems concerning your dental health. The best way to go about protecting your smile is with fluoride. These treatments are ideal for patients who have sensitive teeth or who are more susceptible to dental decay.
<b>Who is a candidate for Fluoride Treatments?</b>
The way to tell if you’d benefit from fluoride is with the help of an examination. This gives us an idea of whether or not these treatments are right for you. We typically recommend them for pediatric patients, since they are more prone to developing cavities. However, there is no age limit when it comes to who would benefit from treatment.
<b>What happens during Fluoride Treatments?</b>
The first step is for us to apply a liquid fluoride varnish to the teeth. You will then be told to avoid eating, drinking or rinsing for about an hour following the appointment. This type of treatment can be done in conjunction with other procedures. For example, we often recommend fluoride treatments when you come in for an exam and cleaning. Regardless of your age, these treatments can protect your teeth and prevent cavities. You can have the treatment applied as often as you need or want. The process takes just a few seconds in our office, and you’ll benefit from stronger and healthier teeth as a result of having the varnish applied.
If you think you might benefit from fluoride treatments, call our office today so that we can get you in for a convenient consultation appointment.