Fluoride is commonly found in dental products like toothpastes and mouthwashes. It is designed to protect and strengthen a person's teeth, making them less prone to developing cavities. Regardless of the amount of fluoride that you use each day, we offer professional treatments that can add further protection for your smile. Fluoride treatments are great for adult and pediatric patients alike.
There are a few reasons for needing fluoride treatments. First, you might benefit from treatment because you're more susceptible to decay. This is especially true among children and teens who might not necessarily brush and floss properly. For others, it's a way to strengthen their teeth along with using other methods and products at home. Fluoride treatments are also a great way to desensitize teeth that are sensitive for various reasons.
We can easily determine if fluoride treatments are right for you with an exam. For children coming into our office, we may recommend that they have fluoride treatments as a way to keep their smiles looking their best. In truth, most of our patients can benefit from these treatments. You can have them done as often as they might be needed.
The treatment process will begin by having you sit in one of our comfortable dental chairs. We then work on cleaning your teeth before applying the fluoride. Fluoride comes in different forms, and is applied in varying ways. However, the proper, most effective fluoride for you, will be selected and applied. There are normally some eating and drinking restrictions for the 1st hour or two after application, which will be further explained to you at the time of service. You can have these treatments done as often as they are needed, depending on the patients individual requirements.
If you would like to find out more regarding fluoride treatments, call our office today and we will be more than happy to help you further.