The Process for Fluoride Treatment
If your dentist determines that you are eligible for treatment, you will need a thorough cleaning before getting started. After the cleaning, your dentist or hygienist will apply the fluoride gel to your teeth.
On occasion, children might receive fluoride treatment systemically by way of drops and tablets. Systemic fluoride, for children, can treat teeth that are still forming below the gums as well. These fluoride drops are often best for infants, and tablets are provided to children until their teen years. Children who receive fluoride treatments not only protect their smiles but prevent further harm to their teeth.
Fluoride Treatment Benefits
There are a few different benefits that you might get from undergoing treatment with fluoride.
First, fluoride protects your teeth by nourishing the enamel. After a treatment, you will have more protection against cavities.
Fluoride can initiate the “remineralization” process, helping your teeth naturally become stronger. Your teeth use fluoride to repair decay that may be happening. As your teeth remineralize, small pits will fortify instead of becoming cavities.
Schedule Your Fluoride Treatments Today
If you believe that you are a candidate for fluoride treatment, talk to your dentist and hygienist today to schedule an exam. Your dentist can assist you when determining what the best fluoride treatments are for you.
If you have existing cavities, the McDonogh Dental
Associates team can repair the damage, provide a fluoride treatment, and then offer guidance for continuing care.
Schedule your next fluoride treatment and dental appointment with McDonogh Dental
Associates today for skilled and professional oral care.