Here at OASIS Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics in Houston, we want all our patients to have the very best oral care. One way to help ensure this is to have a fluoride treatment during one of your visits.
Although you may be curious about fluoride treatment and its many benefits, you may still have some questions about it. Continue reading below to find out more about this treatment and its benefits to your dental health.
A fluoride treatment is an application of fluoride that has a much higher concentration. Although fluoride is naturally found in some water or toothpaste, it’s often not enough to provide real protection to your teeth. Fluoride is a natural mineral that assists in building strong enamel and can help prevent cavities.
This treatment is beneficial because it assists in the prevention of cavities and other decay to your teeth. It works to fight off bacteria that can harm teeth and gums.
Fluoride treatments are typically done along with your routine cleaning and only take a few minutes. Dr. Arthur may apply the fluoride to your teeth in the form of a gel, foam, or rinse. It’s typically applied with a toothbrush, tray, or swab.
Once the treatment has been completed, dentists ask that you not eat or drink for up to 30 minutes after the procedure. This will ensure that your teeth can absorb the fluoride and truly benefit from the procedure.
If you have been considering a fluoride treatment for you or a member of your family, don’t hesitate to visit our Houston office today. Our staff would love to meet you and help determine which fluoride treatment is best for you. You will be able to make an appointment at a time most convenient for you. We look forward to meeting you!