What are Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride treatments are a great way to strengthen and protect your teeth. They are most often done on pediatric patients as a way to keep their baby teeth strong and healthy. However, every patient can request and benefit from these treatments. Whether you are more prone to tooth decay, aren’t using fluoridated dental products or are just looking for a way to prevent future dental problems, fluoride is the right option for you.
Why are Fluoride Treatments needed?
We may recommend fluoride treatments if you are prone to developing cavities and need an extra layer of protection on your teeth. We often recommend these treatments to our pediatric patients as a way to keep their primary, or baby, teeth healthy and strong. These treatments are easy to apply and take just seconds in the office. They can be done at each of your bi-annual checkup visits as a way to keep your teeth healthy in between appointments.
Who is a candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
Most patients are good candidates for fluoride treatments. In fact, most children will benefit from these treatments when done at every one of their checkup visits. Regardless of age, these treatments can be incredibly beneficial and improve your oral health. Because treatment is done quickly, we can apply the fluoride in conjunction with other procedures being done at the same time.
What happens during Fluoride Treatments?
The first step is for Dr. Bloom to clean and dry the teeth. Liquid fluoride is then brushed onto the tooth’s surface. You will not be able to eat or drink for 30 minutes after the fluoride is applied. This allows it to penetrate the tooth fully without being washed away. You can have these treatments done at virtually any appointment in the future. For children who don’t have the best brushing or eating habits, fluoride treatments are a wonderful way to prevent decay and the need for extractions and fillings.
If you would like to learn more about fluoride treatments and how they work, call us today to schedule a convenient appointment in our office with minimal wait times.