What are Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride treatments help to prevent cavities, and can be beneficial to both pediatric and adult patients. If you do not get enough fluoride in your diet through your drinking water, as well as the dental products you’re using, we recommend coming in for routine fluoride treatments. Treatment is simple, quick, and is relatively noninvasive. We can provide fluoride treatment at each of your bi-annual checkup appointments.
Why are Fluoride Treatments needed?
You may need extra fluoride treatments if you have weaker teeth and are prone to developing cavities. Pediatric patients are especially suitable for treatment, since they may not have the best oral hygiene habits and are more likely to develop cavities as a result. If you do not drink fluoridated water or use fluoride toothpastes and mouthwash, we may recommend that you come in for additional treatment.
Our one-on-one approach ensures that each of our patients receives the kind care and compassion that they need. By offering a variety of procedures and treatments in one conveniently located office, we are able to cater to each member of your family.
What makes you a good candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
Most of our patients will benefit from additional fluoride treatments on top of their regular cleanings and exams. You can think of fluoride as a protective measure against cavities. When cavities are allowed to affect teeth, fillings, root canals, and even extractions may be necessary. We can perform an exam and consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate for fluoride treatments, or if your child would benefit from this option.
What happens when having Fluoride Treatments?
You will come in for an exam and cleaning as part of your preventative care appointment. We can then apply fluoride to the teeth using a small, soft brush. We will instruct you on how long to wait until eating or drinking, so that the fluoride can take full effect. You can have additional treatments applied at each of your bi-annual appointments, or on an as-needed basis. We can provide fluoride treatments for adults, as well as pediatric patients, who would benefit from this protective measure.
If you are interested in fluoride treatments for yourself or one of your children, be sure to contact our office so that we can answer any of your questions.