A fluoride treatment at Pro Smile Dental Care in Danville and the East Bay Area can help protect your teeth from cavities and decay. Yes, you can do more than brush and floss to keep tooth enamel strong and bright. Professional fluoride is simple for your family dentist to apply and, in conjunction with regular checkups, may help to prevent costly tooth repairs and dental restoration procedures down the line.
Why Get A Fluoride Treatment?
Topical fluoride helps to remineralize your teeth, replenishing phosphate and calcium. This makes each treated tooth stronger and stops early decay in its tracks. There are many reasons or conditions where your family dentist may recommend fluoride treatments.
Reasons For Fluoride Treatment
- Dry Mouth
- Weak Tooth Enamel
- Poor Oral Health
- Receding Gums
- Teeth With Braces, Dental Crowns, Or Fillings
- A History Of Smoking
- A History Of Eating Disorders
- A History Of Drug Or Alcohol Abuse
- Chemotherapy Or Radiation Treatment
Isn’t Dental Fluoride Just For Kids?
You use fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash. Isn’t dentist-strength fluoride just for kids? Even tap water can contain fluoride, but you won’t get the same concentration from drinking, brushing, or rinsing that you can at the dentist’s office.
Although our teeth go through a natural, daily remineralization process, this process becomes less efficient over time. Our teeth also become weaker with age. Anyone at high risk for cavities should consider this quick, convenient level of protection.
- Elderly Patients
- Patients With Special Needs
- Adults With Tooth Sensitivity
Is Fluoride Really Safe For Your Teeth?
The American Dental Association (ADA) states that fluoride is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay for both children and adults. Professional application is safe about every 3 to 6 months, but will usually be recommended every 6 to 12 months, depending on the condition of your teeth and risk for cavities.
Tooth stains you might see associated with too much fluoride actually happen while the teeth are developing during the womb, not from regular dental application.
What To Expect At Your Appointment?
Your fluoride treatment will be quick and easy. A foam, gel, or varnish will either be brushed onto your teeth, or you will hold a tray in your mouth to soak each tooth thoroughly. That’s it.
When Can You Eat After Topical Fluoride?
You’ll be asked not to eat or drink for 30 minutes while your treatment goes to work. If your dentist uses a varnish instead of a gel or foam, you may be able to eat immediately, but you’ll need to wait until bedtime to brush.
Schedule Fluoride Treatment In Danville
Contact Pro Smile Dental Care in Danville o find out if you’re a good candidate for a fluoride treatment in the East Bay Area. We look forward to scheduling your appointment with us and providing the best dental care for years to come.