What are Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride is often found in most dental products as well as public water supplies. We offer additional fluoride treatments that can help to strengthen and protect your teeth. Fluoride is helpful in the prevention of tooth decay, so you can avoid the need for fillings and root canals with these treatments. Fluoride treatments are ideal for both children and adults alike.
Why are Fluoride Treatments needed?
You might need or request fluoride treatments because you’re looking for a way to protect your teeth. If you’re prone to developing cavities or already have quite a lot of fillings in your mouth, fluoride treatments can be highly beneficial to you. If you’re the parent or guardian of a child, fluoride treatments can protect their vulnerable smile. Kids are more likely to develop tooth decay because of poor brushing and dietary habits.
Who is a candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
With an exam, we can help in determining if you might need or will benefit from fluoride treatments. This preventative option is ideal for most pediatric patients, and we often recommend them when you come in with the family. However, it’s not uncommon for adults of all ages to request fluoride treatments. These treatments can be done at each and every one of your checkup appointments.
What happens during Fluoride Treatments?
We first apply a pleasantly flavored foam fluoride or varnish to the teeth. This will help to strengthen and protect them from tooth decay. We then instruct you to avoid eating or drinking anything for about a half an hour. This gives the fluoride treatment enough time to work and protect your smile. You can have these treatments done at virtually any of your appointments. You will love how easy and convenient these fluoride treatments are for your entire family in our office.
If you think you might benefit from fluoride treatments, call our office today at 858-350-9977, and we can get you in for a consultation appointment.