Benefits of Fluoride Treatment
- Restores minerals to teeth surfaces where bacteria may have eroded the enamel
- Prevent tooth decay, slow it down, or stops decay
Fluoride treatment prevents tooth decay and in certain cases can help reverse first stage cavities. For children, fluoride treatment is typically done during their routine bi-annual oral checkup and teeth cleaning visit.
Fluoride may be applied to your teeth as a form or gel, foam or varnish. The most common method used for fluoride treatment for children at BIDC gel. Varnish is typically applied for adults.
Individuals with certain oral conditions such as dry mouth, gum diseases, a tendency for cavities or have prostheses and dental braces may benefit from fluoride treatment. Fluoride makes teeth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It is a mineral that occurs naturally in foods and water. Sometimes, your dentist might apply fluoride to treat sensitivity as it strengthen tooth enamel and reduces pain.
There is no recovery expectation. You are able to go about doing your normal activities for the day.
Fluoride treatments is a preventive treatment used in general dentistry. Teeth is treated with a coating of fluoride minerals to reduce acid attacks by bacteria in the mouth. If you wear dental braces, have dental crowns, bridges or false teeth, fluoride may be recommended to be applied during your routine bi-annual dental checkup.
After teeth whitening treatment, fluoride is also commonly applied to reduce teeth sensitivity.