Tooth decay and cavity formation is quite common in adults and children who do not follow a proper oral care routine. When it comes to preventing cavities, fluoride treatments have emerged as a standard treatment in the dental industry. Fluoride eradicates the issues associated with gum decay. Professional fluoride treatments are given to the patients which help in imparting strength to the enamel.
How Fluoride Works?
Fluoride is known to protect the tooth enamel from the harmful effects of excess acid inside the mouth. It is a component helpful for both adult and child’s teeth. Fluoride is a mineral found in food and other beverages like black tea, seedless raisins, juice, wine, and coffee. So, the best way to assure the health of your teeth is to add those products that contain fluoride to your daily dental routine.
Another best thing that can be done is brushing with fluoride toothpaste as it helps to slow the formation of acid that leads to destructive bacteria. Fluoride mouth rinses and supplements are also available in liquid and tablet form.
A professional fluoride treatment uses safe and effective concentration to protect the teeth against decay. Fluoride treatments are generally given in gel, foam and varnish forms.
What To Expect From Fluoride Treatment?
Fluoride treatment is generally recommended in every 6 months after the patient’s dental cleaning or exam. The cleaned teeth are dried to avoid diluting the strength of fluoride. The process is quick, non-invasive and does not require any special preparation. During the process, patients also have the choice to use a mouthguard which is filled with foam or gel.
Patients need to follow treatment aftercare to make sure that the fluoride fully penetrates the enamel. It is advised not to drink, eat or smoke for at least 30 minutes after the fluoride treatment.
Fluoride treatment administered by experienced dentists contain a higher level of fluoride concentration than the ones in topical toothpaste or mouthwash. The fluoride is applied to the tooth using a special varnish. Fluoride varnish is completely safe and used by dentists to prevent tooth decay in children.
Fluoride treatment is beneficial to those who are at an increased risk of tooth decay because of the dry mouth, gum disease, cavity formation, crown, bridges or braces.
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