At our dental clinic in Fort Saskatchewan, AB, fluoride treatment is offered to both children and adults.
The hard, protective shell over our teeth is called enamel. When bacteria and plaque attack our teeth and wear down tooth enamel, decay and cavities can form causing all sorts of problems. Fluoride can be a helpful preventive care treatment for combatting bacteria and plaque in both adults and children.
How does fluoride treatment work?
When applied topically to the teeth, fluoride varnish works by boosting the natural healing process and the strengthening enamel, helping our teeth ward off decay and cavities. Fluoride treatment is a great treatment for young children who are more prone to cavities by attacking acid-producing bacteria in the mouth.
What to expect during fluoride treatment
The application of fluoride varnish only takes a couple of minutes. Your dentist will clean and dry your teeth, and then apply a gel to the front and back. The fluoride forms a sticky covering, setting in quickly, entering the tooth enamel, and hardening the tooth. After the treatment, you are free to eat and drink, however it’s recommended to avoid any foods that are too crunchy until the next morning when you can brush the solution off. Fluoride treatment can usually be applied 2-4 times per year, however, you should speak to your dentist about a custom schedule that works best for your unique dental needs. Used in conjunction with regular brushing, flossing, and cleaning appointments, fluoride treatment can be a nice compliment to your regular hygiene routine.
If you have any questions about fluoride treatment at our dental office in Fort Saskatchewan, or would like to learn more about other preventive care options, give us a call – we’re happy to answer any questions you may have - 780.998.7165.
Dr. Christie Schmidt
Dr. Patricia Kenny
Dr. Levi Ross
201 - 10010 88 Ave.
Fort Saskatchewan, AB