What are Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride is one of the most beneficial preventative measures for protecting your teeth. Fluoride helps to prevent tooth decay from starting, which can save your teeth from needing to be filled, root canaled or even extracted. If you don’t get enough fluoride through the water you drink or the products you use, extra treatments are readily available. For children, fluoride treatments are especially beneficial in preventing cavities.
Why are Fluoride Treatments needed?
Fluoride treatments might be needed if you don’t get enough fluoride through your drinking water or the dental products you use each day. Patients with poor oral hygiene or who are prone to developing cavities will benefit from additional treatments. Children can benefit from these treatments as they are often more susceptible to tooth decay. Fluoride treatments are noninvasive and can be done in minutes in our office.
What makes you a good candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
Most patients are good candidates for fluoride treatments simply because of how beneficial the procedure actually is. When you come into our office for an exam, we can help in determining if you’d benefit from fluoride treatments. We recommend this option for most children, especially if they’ve already had cavities in the past. Our goal is to provide you with preventative care options that suit your needs perfectly.
What happens during Fluoride Treatments?
You’ll first be seated in our office comfortably. There is no anesthetic or drilling required for fluoride treatments. The fluoride is brushed onto your teeth carefully so that it is able to penetrate deeply into the actual dentition. You’ll be given instructions on when to eat and drink so that it does not wash away the freshly applied fluoride. We can provide fluoride treatments at each of your bi-annual appointments and will help in providing you with other preventative care options that can help in maintaining your smile.
If you would like to come in for fluoride treatments or have a child who would benefit from this option, call us today and we’ll help to schedule an appointment for you.