Facts About Fluoride Treatments

Article written by Elite Dental Group.

Fluoride is a mineral found in food and water. It is known for making your tooth enamel stronger and more resistant to cavity-causing bacteria. Dentists recommend fluoride because it can keep your teeth healthy and strong. Dentists usually recommend fluoride treatments to help you keep your natural teeth longer. You can also use fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash at home.

Dentists often prescribe fluoride treatments to help your teeth remain strong and healthy. Most patients are surprised at how this is done. The fluoride is applied by inserting a tray into the patient’s mouth—one for upper teeth and one for lower.  The dentist will instruct you to bite down and tilt your head forward for about four minutes.

Once the fluoride is dispensed then dentist will rinse your mouth. Avoid food and drinks for at least 30 minutes. This is a quick, easy treatment option that works. The frequency of treatment varies with each patient but is about every six months.

Between treatments, be sure to brush and floss daily. This is the best way to stop plague from forming and get rid of oral bacteria.

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