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Fluoride Treatments

What Are Fluoride Treatments?

Fluoride treatments are key to good oral health. Oral hygiene is essential for everyone. It is a prompt and painless treatment to put a stop to cavities. These treatments are important in keeping teeth strong and healthy and prevent tooth decay. Fluoride, being a mineral, is generally used in dentistry to strengthen the enamel, the outer covering of your teeth increasing the cell life. Fluoride is applied to a person’s teeth in a form of varnish, foam, gel, or a solution. No anesthesia is used and the treatment can be done in minutes. It is a completely safe and quick procedure.

Why Are Fluoride Treatments Needed?

Fluoride treatments are required to remineralize weakened tooth enamel, which can hold back the loss of minerals from tooth enamel, and restrain the build-up of harmful bacteria. The dentist uses fluoride treatments to ameliorate the oral health of patients who are not getting enough fluoride through water or toothpaste. Cavities can occur when bacteria assemble on teeth and gums and deposit a sticky layer of plaque, which breaks down the enamel layer of the teeth. Minerals like fluoride are redeposited to the enamel layer from fluoride-rich food or water having a consistent amount of fluoride. If a person is deficient in fluoride, then fluoride treatments are very useful.

Convenient location in Riverwalk Carolinas in Rock Hill. Always a positive experience getting teeth cleaned and meeting with Dr. Seth. I have been coming here now for 3 years now. The prices are fair and there are no attempts to provide unnecessary treatment. Outstanding staff.

Cynthia Schmeizier

What Makes You Good Candidate For Fluoride Treatments?

Here dentists in rock hill sc would examine and give consultation before giving a fluoride treatment. Fluoride treatments are commonly given to children who are prone to developing cavities and adults who need additional remedies to safeguard their teeth.

A good candidate for fluoride treatment is a person

  • Whose diet is very high in sugar
  • Who eats acidic foods generally
  • Having a dry mouth and is vulnerable to root decay
  • Who does not drink water containing fluoride
  • Who is not using a fluoride-rich toothpaste
  • Who is at high or moderate risk of developing caries, or cavities

What Happens During Fluoride Treatments?

Once our rock hill dentist has cleaned and dried your teeth, fluoride is applied on the top of teeth and sides using a soft small brush. The fluoride soaks into the teeth instantly and ultimately protects them. It is advised not to eat or drink for at least an hour after the treatment has been done to absorb the fluoride and help in repair damaged teeth. This treatment can be done again as per requirement. Usually, it is done every three, six, or twelve months. Our dentist can also suggest the usage of fluoride mouth rinse and fluoride-containing toothpaste as preventive measures.

If you think fluoride treatment is beneficial and you are interested you can get the details about the procedure, call our office today and we would rather be happy to assist. Dentists in rock hill sc are always at your service.

You can give us a call at (803) 639-7676, or directly visit our clinic at Riverwalk Smile Dentistry to discuss about Fluoride treatments.