When your dentist recommends a fluoride treatment during your appointment, do you ever wonder what it is? If so, our dental team is happy to help you! We can give you the details of the treatment so you know what to expect in the dental chair.
The fluoride treatment is simple, quick, and painless. It involves using a foam, gel, or varnish and it only takes a few minutes to apply to the teeth. The treatment might be provided in a mouth tray and held over your teeth a duration of time or it might be provided by painting the fluoride onto the teeth with a cotton swab. Either way, it’s best to avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes to let the fluoride dive deep into the teeth.
This treatment can strengthen and nourish the teeth and give them the ability to fight dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease. This is because it strengthens the tooth enamel and makes it a shield. It’s important to expose your teeth to fluoride regularly. You can do so by receiving a professional fluoride treatment, brushing with fluoride toothpaste, and drinking fluoridated water.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about fluoride treatments in Somerset, New Jersey, please call Platinum Dental Group at 732-828-0606. Our dentists, Dr. Sapan Parikh, Dr. Rishi Nijhawan, and Dr. Eugenie Lee are happy to help you with all of your oral health needs!