Protect Your Teeth with Fluoride in Our Columbus Office
Fluoride treatments, just like dental sealants, help protect your teeth from cavities and decay. Fluoride is present in water and some foods and can also be applied in the form of a gel to keep your teeth protected, fluoride supplements can be prescribed if needed. Fluoride is an integral part of your oral health as it makes tooth enamel harder and decreases tooth sensitivity as well as prevents cavities and makes your teeth more resistant to acid and other damaging factors.
The application of fluoride is highly encouraged for children and adolescents, but adults can also benefit from fluoride treatments. This treatment can be applied during your routine checkup or professional cleaning twice a year.
How is Fluoride Applied?
- Your dentist or dental hygienist will examine your teeth and gums
- Your teeth will be thoroughly clean to remove any food residues, plaque or tartar
- Then your teeth are rinsed and dried so the fluoride varnish can be applied
- Using a small brush, the fluoride varnish is applied to each tooth and dried
Other methods of applying fluoride consist of placing dental trays containing a fluoride gel in the patient’s mouth and having them chew it so the topical treatment can get in the fissures and grooves of the teeth or by prescribing the patient with mouthwashes or tooth pastes containing fluoride.
Good oral hygiene is strongly recommended to maintain good oral health and avoid dental problems such as tooth decay and cavities, which can lead to more severe dental issues if left untreated. Brushing and flossing daily is crucial because it helps you remove any residues or buildup of plaque and tartar that allow bacteria to grow and hurt your teeth.
Interested in Fluoride Treatment?
If you are interested in getting a fluoride treatment call us today at (614) 758-6522 to schedule an appointment with Polaris Dental Care.
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