What are Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride can be found in a wide range of different dental products. It is meant to strengthen and protect your teeth from decay. We offer special treatments in our office that allow you to further protect your teeth from damage. These treatments are easy, quick and are beneficial to both children and adults alike.
Why would Fluoride Treatments be needed?
There are several reasons for why you might benefit from fluoride treatments. If your teeth are prone to decay or if you’re simply looking for a way to further protect your teeth, fluoride treatments are right for you. Because children are most often more prone to tooth decay, we recommend that they have it applied to their teeth at each bi-annual checkup appointment. Fluoride treatments are safe and highly effective regardless of your age.
Who is a candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
Most people who either want or need fluoride treatments are good candidates. This is because fluoride is safe and highly effective at protecting your teeth. With the help of an exam, we can determine if fluoride treatments are right for you. For our pediatric patients, we will recommend these treatments roughly every six months.
What happens during Fluoride Treatments?
The procedure to apply fluoride to your teeth is quick and simple. We apply a liquid fluoride to your teeth while you’re in the office. It is important to avoid eating, drinking, rinsing or brushing for about an hour following the appointment. You can have fluoride added to your teeth at any time and in conjunction with other procedures. Most often, we’ll recommend fluoride treatments at your checkup appointments. There is absolutely no age limit when it comes to who would benefit from these treatments. You will find that fluoride treatments help to prevent tooth decay, which in turn can prevent the need for more invasive procedures and treatments that could compromise the health of your teeth.
If you think you might benefit from fluoride treatments, call our office today and we can further assist you in scheduling an appointment.