About Fluoride Treatment
Professional fluoride treatments help strengthen and protect teeth against tooth decay (cavities) and are often an important part of a preventive dental care plan. Fluoride is a naturally occurring element found in some types of foods. It is also added to drinking water supplies in many communities to help reduce the incidence of tooth decay among residents. The benefits of fluoride to dental health have been recognized by several medical organizations, including the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Medical Association (AMA). At ACE Dental of New Braunfels, our experienced general dentists may recommend professional fluoride treatments for patients of all ages as a cavity prevention measure to help them maintain strong, healthy teeth. Get more information about professional fluoride treatments during your family's dental exams at our New Braunfels, TX practice.
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Who Is a Candidate for Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride treatments may be ideal for children, teens, adults, and seniors, although they are commonly provided for younger patients and those who have not yet developed good oral hygiene habits. Our dentists may also suggest professional fluoride treatments for patients who do not drink fluoridated water and any individual who is more susceptible to tooth decay. In addition, a fluoride treatment may help protect more vulnerable tooth roots exposed from gum recession, as well as minimize tooth sensitivity. Since maintaining good oral hygiene is often a challenge when wearing braces, patients undergoing orthodontic treatment are also excellent candidates for receiving fluoride treatments.
What Is the Treatment Process?
At ACE Dental of New Braunfels, professional fluoride treatments are typically performed twice a year during dental cleaning visits. Once you have selected your flavor, a team member will prepare your treatment as either a paint-on fluoride varnish, foam, rinse, or gel. Depending upon the formulation, the treatment will be kept on the teeth for 1 – 4 minutes, giving the fluoride ions time to absorb into the enamel. The solution will be removed from your mouth, and our team will provide you with post-treatment instructions. You may be asked to wait at least half an hour after before you eat, drink, or rinse.
Following Fluoride Application
Stomach upset may result if any of the fluoride is inadvertently swallowed, but this should generally subside within 24 hours. Fluoride supplements may be prescribed for you or your child to use between treatments if the risk of tooth decay is elevated. Since fluoride is toxic in high doses, it is crucial to prevent children from accessing fluoridated products. Although professional treatments help to strengthen the teeth, we still recommend brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste and flossing each day. Our team will monitor your oral health and continue to reassess the need for fluoride treatments during your routine cleaning visits at ACE Dental of New Braunfels.
Insurance Coverage for Preventive Care
As a preventive dentistry service, fluoride treatments are often covered for younger patients under many dental insurance plans. However, these services for older teens and adults may not be covered. Our staff will work to help maximize your insurance coverage before determining any personal treatment costs. If you do not carry dental insurance or have out-of-pocket expenses, we can explain the payment methods accepted at ACE Dental of New Braunfels and help you choose a convenient solution for your budget.
Fight Cavities With Fluoride
Reduce the risk of tooth decay and help keep your smile healthy with professional fluoride treatments at ACE Dental of New Braunfels! Our dentists often recommend fluoride treatments for patients of all ages to help prevent dental cavities, strengthen tooth structures, and maintain lasting oral health. Contact our office in New Braunfels, TX to schedule a professional cleaning with fluoride treatment for you and your family members.