What is a fluoride treatment?
Fluoride treatment are a preventive service that consists of fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral found in water, foods, and toothpaste, applied to teeth to rebuild and strengthen enamel. Fluoride treatment for teeth is quick and easy. Fluoride gets applied by a swab or brush in the form of gel, foam, or varnish to coat the tooth. Fluoride treatments for kids and fluoride treatment for adults will have different amounts of fluoride for safety while still promoting good dental health.
Is dentist fluoride treatment necessary?
Fluoride treatment is highly beneficial and necessary when it comes to supporting healthy tooth enamel and fighting bacteria. For individuals with a high risk for tooth decay, fluoride treatment can protect the teeth and deter decay. Fluoride treatment for kids can strengthen teeth from a young age reducing the risk of decay. The fluoride treatment dentist will recommend treatment frequency based on the status of your oral health.
How long after fluoride treatment can I eat?
After fluoride treatment, you’ll get personal instructions to follow to allow the treatment to be effective. In general, after treatment, patients should avoid eating or drinking for at least 30 minutes. This time is advised to allow teeth enamel to absorb the fluoride placed on the teeth. If you don’t wait the time recommended, the fluoride can rinse off your teeth and not provide the best protection possible. If you’re curious about the fluoride treatment cost or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our Farmington Dental & Orthodontics team today!