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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments are a quick and easy way to keep your teeth healthy and strong. If you’re ready to make an appointment or would like to learn more about how fluoride treatments can help protect your smile, call us today! We always want to help you and your family find the right combination of preventive dental treatments to keep your smile beautiful and cavity-free.

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What happens during a fluoride treatment?

Fluoride treatments are usually done after routine teeth cleanings. Your hygienist will apply the fluoride solution to your teeth using a brush, ensuring that all tooth surfaces are adequately covered. The treatment is quick and painless, usually taking only a few minutes to complete. Post-fluoride treatment, patients are typically advised to avoid eating, drinking, or brushing their teeth for at least 30 minutes to allow the fluoride to fully penetrate the enamel and maximize the benefits of the treatment.

How does fluoride help teeth?

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that helps teeth by strengthening tooth enamel, the protective outer layer of a tooth. It also promotes remineralization, which repairs weakened enamel, making it more resistant to acid attacks from bacteria and acidic foods. This process effectively prevents tooth decay and cavities, ensuring better overall dental health. By enhancing the enamel’s resilience, fluoride contributes to maintaining strong, healthy teeth and a vibrant smile.

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Who should receive fluoride treatments?

Fluoride treatments are particularly beneficial for individuals who are at a higher risk of developing cavities, such as children, individuals with a history of dental decay, or those with certain medical conditions that affect dental health. They can also be used to help treat tooth sensitivity by strengthening tooth enamel. However, fluoride treatments can be beneficial for people of all ages and dental backgrounds as part of a comprehensive preventive dental care routine, and they can be scheduled during every routine dental visit.