Fluoride is most commonly found in dental products, like toothpastes and mouthwashes. It is designed to protect and strengthen a person's teeth, making them less prone to developing cavities. Regardless of the amount of fluoride that your child uses each day, we offer professional treatments that can add further protection for their smile. Fluoride treatments are great for pediatric patients who are still developing their oral hygiene routine.
There are a few reasons for needing fluoride treatments. First, your child might benefit from treatment because they're more susceptible to decay. This is especially true among children and teens who might not necessarily brush and floss properly. Additionally, it's a way to strengthen their teeth along with using other methods and products at home.
We can easily determine if fluoride treatments are right for your child with an exam. For children coming into our office, we often recommend that they have fluoride treatments as a way to keep their smiles as healthy as possible. In truth, most of our patients can benefit from these treatments. Your child can have them done as often as they might be needed.
The treatment process will begin by having your child sit in one of our comfortable dental chairs. We then work on cleaning their teeth before applying the fluoride. A liquid fluoride is then brushed over the teeth. Your child will be instructed on how to care for their teeth after treatment. For most patients, they'll need to avoid eating and drinking for about an hour to allow the fluoride to fully penetrate the teeth. Your child can have these treatments done as often as they are needed, as some of our patients have treatment done every single time that they come into the office for either a cleaning or checkup and want to further protect their smile.
If you would like to find out more regarding fluoride treatments, call our office today and we will be more than happy to help you further.