What Are Fluoride Treatments?
Usually an element in general oral health programs, fluoride is a beneficial mineral present in select foods and beverages. However, it may also be applied directly onto the teeth to provide many oral advantages. Fluoride can safeguard from decay by making the enamel to become less vulnerable to bacteria. Fluoride can also strengthen the tooth's structure to help reduce the first phases of cavities. Local areas that add fluoride to water supplies usually see reduced cases of cavities. In fact, the American Dental Association has outlined the advantages of fluoride. At Dental@888, we happily offer regular fluoride services for individuals of all ages. To learn more on how fluoride could enhance your dental health, schedule a visit with our Seattle, WA dentist, Dr. Hal Kussick.
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"Excellent dentist, highly recommend! Dr. Kussick and his staff are so friendly and professional. Each step of the process from making the appointment to the cleaning, exam, and the work was easy and seamless. I had a great experience here!"- K.M. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
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"Thank you Dr Kussick and team for looking after me so well! It's only been my second time here but the people here are so accommodating, efficient, and precise. They know what they're doing and it definitely shows in the quality of their work :)"- C.L. / Google / Jun 23, 2021
How Do Fluoride Treatments work?
Patients of all ages may be great candidates for topical fluoride treatments. This mineral helps protect against decay in younger patients with baby teeth or adults who are less resilient to cavities.
Dental@888 uses different fluoride options and flavors to ensure that these treatments are comfortable for everyone. Following a thorough cleaning and annual dental exam, we often recommend fluoride applications biannually. After selecting your fluoride flavor, our team will prepare the fluoride as a varnish, foam, gel, or liquid. The treatment is left on the enamel for under five minutes to give the fluoride enough time to penetrate your enamel. To receive the best possible results from your fluoride treatment, you may need to wait no less than 30 minutes before enjoying a snack or beverage.
Fluoride Treatment FAQ
How will fluoride protect teeth?
Fluoride gel treatments are comprised of minerals that strengthen tooth enamel. Strengthening your tooth enamel can help prevent cavities from developing. If you want to learn more about how fluoride varnish can benefit your teeth, please do not hesitate to ask a member of our team.
How much of a difference does fluoride make in protecting you against tooth decay?
Fluoride treatment for your teeth has proven to lower the risk of developing tooth decay. Fluoride creates a protective barrier over your tooth, which can ultimately result in fewer dental concerns and fewer trips to the dentist! F
Can you have too much fluoride?
Our team will monitor your teeth closely to ensure fluoride treatments are only recommended when necessary. Generally speaking, patients can receive fluoride treatments every three months or four times a year. Some drinking water can have higher levels of fluoride, but it is highly unlikely to harm your teeth.
Fight Tooth Decay WIth Fluoride
Enhance the health of your smile with regular fluoride treatments at Dental@888. Dr. Kussick provides fluoride treatments for kids, teens, and adults to rebuild the teeth, protect against cavities, and reduce beginning signs of erosion. Call our office in Seattle, WA to schedule a routine cleaning with a fluoride application or to find out more about this excellent dental care procedure.