Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a mineral that’s important for maintaining healthy teeth. Most adults get enough fluoride from their diet, fluoridated tap water, and using fluoride toothpaste. However, it’s recommended that children receive fluoride treatments twice a year while their teeth are developing to help them get the fluoride they need. If you’re an adult that struggles with tooth decay, you might also want to consider a fluoride treatment from Renken Dentistry in Crystal Falls, TX for your next appointment.

Benefits of Dental Fluoride

There are many benefits of fluoride treatments for both children and adults, including:

  • It strengthens teeth from the inside out by hardening the enamel.
  • It helps prevent cavities and stops decay from advancing.
  • It can reverse early signs of tooth decay.
  • It’s safe and effective for patients of all ages.
  • It can compensate for conditions such as dry mouth or receding gums that make you more susceptible to decay.

Fluoride Treatment Procedure

Fluoride treatments take only a few minutes and can be completed in one office visit. We offer several different types of fluoride treatments (a rinse, foam, gel, a varnish). Your dentist will apply the fluoride to your teeth, either by painting it on directly or by using trays.

You should avoid eating or drinking for about a half hour after a fluoride treatment to give the fluoride time to set. After that, you should be set for another six months. It’s recommended that children receive fluoride treatments at each of their twice-yearly checkups.

To make an appointment for a fluoride treatment for yourself or your child, give our office in Crystal Falls, TX a call today!

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