Flouride Treatment

Person getting flouride treatment

What is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in food and water. Fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel and makes it more resistant to tooth decay.

Although most people receive fluoride from food and water, sometimes it is not enough to help prevent decay. Your dentist may recommend the use of professional fluoride treatments for the following reasons:

  • Deep pits and fissures on the chewing surfaces of teeth
  • Exposed and sensitive root surfaces
  • Fair to poor oral hygiene habits
  • Frequent sugar and carbohydrate intake
  • Inadequate exposure to fluorides
  • Inadequate saliva flow due to medical conditions, medical treatments or medications
  • Recent history of dental decay

Topical Fluoride Treatment Process

Here is the process of topical fluoride application:

  • Tooth will be cleaned.
  • Tooth will be dried.
  • Varnish or gel will be brushed over the tooth with an applicator.

Post Treatment Care

After receiving a fluoride treatment, it is recommended that you continue with your regular dental check-ups. Your dentist will let you know if you need future fluoride treatments, and it’s important to keep up a regular and thorough oral health practice at home.

Contact us today at Elegant Dental Center for more information and free consultation