Fluoride treatments are also known as fluoride varnishes. They are tooth-colored varnishes that are painted on your teeth to help strengthen them, prevent cavities, and reverse the early stages of tooth decay. They are often used in pediatric dentistry, though they are also beneficial to adult patients.
They are quick and easy to apply. We paint the varnish onto your teeth using a small brush, then allow it to dry and harden. It only takes a few minutes, and you leave the office with a bright, white smile.
You should see results in a few days. In about two weeks, your teeth should be noticeably whiter, and you should be less prone to cavities.
What are the benefits of a Fluoride Treatment?
Fluoride treatments are beneficial because they help to strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities. However, there are also other benefits to fluoride treatments. For example:
- Fluoride treatments can help to prevent the development of cavities, which means that you won't need to have as many fillings.
- Fluoride also helps to strengthen tooth enamel, which means that you are less likely to develop chips, cracks, and fractures.
- Fluoride can also help to prevent tooth sensitivity.
When are Fluoride Treatments recommended?
Fluoride treatments are very beneficial to many patients. Patients of all ages can benefit from fluoride treatments. Fluoride treatments are often given to patients at an incremental rate over the course of several appointments. This not only ensures patients' comfort but also allows the dentist to monitor the patient's progress.
Are Fluoride Treatments safe?
Fluoride treatments are safe and effective, but your dentist will only recommend them if he or she feels they are necessarily based on your individual dental health. If you have already been following good oral hygiene practices at home, like brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist regularly, then your dentist may not recommend fluoride treatments. Your teeth can be very strong on their own. However, if you are prone to decay, then your dentist may recommend fluoride treatments.
Which type of fluoride treatment is best?
Fluoride treatments come in two forms:
Varnish: The varnish is a sticky, clear substance that hardens on the teeth and can be administered every six months.
Gel: The gel is placed in a tray that patients wear for 30 minutes per day. This method is preferred for children.
At Dynamic Dental Services, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (773) 538-6191 or visit us at 5401 S. WENTWORTH AVE. #200, Chicago, IL 60609.