Fluoride Treatment From Your Dentist in Carmi
As a naturally occurring mineral that works to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent (and reverse!) the formation of cavities, fluoride is a vital part of oral health treatments and has been for many years.
Beneficial to all smiles, and those at a greater risk of developing cavities in particular, these treatments minimize the growth of mouth bacteria that can lead to plaque development. If plaque is left untreated, it creates an acid that’s harmful to teeth and gums, and can infect and damage nerves inside teeth.
How is fluoride applied to teeth?
Professional fluoride treatments can be applied via a highly concentrated foam, gel, polish, or rinse. Our dental expert will apply one of these to your teeth with a swab, brush, mouthwash, dental tool or tray, where they’ll sit for a few minutes to allow for maximum absorption. It’s likely that you’ll be advised not to drink or eat for 30 minutes following your treatment.
How often should I undergo a fluoride treatment?
Depending on your dental needs, you may benefit from treatments every three, six, or 12 months. For added protection, you may be advised to add ADA-approved, over-the-counter fluoride products in your daily at-home hygiene routine.
Wondering if this treatment is right for you? Call us at Carmi Family Dental in Carmi, IL today!
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- Prevent cavities
- Minimize and slow the growth of decay
- Help avoid complex dental treatments
- Keep gum disease at bay
- Boost your tooth health for life!