What are Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride treatments are designed to strengthen your teeth and make them less prone to decay. Once a tooth has become decayed, a filling or root canal is needed to retain the integrity of the structure itself. Fluoride helps to prevent cavities from forming in the first place. It is ideal for children as well as adults who are looking to protect their teeth.
Why do you need Fluoride Treatments?
You may need fluoride treatments if you are prone to developing cavities. Fluoride treatment may be recommended to you if you live in an area that does not have fluoridated water. Toddlers and children benefit the most from fluoride treatments because of their inability to properly care for their teeth regularly. However, it is not uncommon for adults to receive this treatment and benefit from it as well.
What makes you or your child a good candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
During your examination, we will ask you about what sources of fluoride you’re exposed to each day. If you do not get a lot of fluoride throughout the day, we may recommend switching products or simply have fluoride treatments done. In most cases, children will receive these treatments as part of their bi-annual visits. Fluoride treatments are safe and highly effective at strengthening teeth.
What happens during the procedure for Fluoride Treatments?
You will first come into the office and have a cleaning and exam done. Once this is done, a fluoridated liquid is brushed onto your teeth. This is meant to strengthen and protect your teeth from decay. It is important that you do not eat or drink for up to three hours after having the treatment done. The procedure is done quickly and easily, requiring no anesthesia or invasive tools. Fluoride treatments are a great way to protect your teeth, but they are especially advantageous to children who may not have the right brushing and flossing techniques.
If you are interested in receiving fluoride treatments, call our office today so that we can schedule an appointment for you.