Fluoride treatment is the topical application of fluoride onto teeth to prevent tooth decay. Fluoride actually helps remineralize your tooth enamel for stronger and healthier teeth.
If you, or a family member, are at a moderate to high risk of developing caries, a professional fluoride treatment is recommended. The fluoride preparation used in the dental office is a much stronger concentration than the one in toothpastes or fluoride mouth rinses that are available in a store or at a pharmacy.
Professional fluoride treatments take just a few minutes. The fluoride may be in the form of a solution, gel, foam or varnish. Typically, it is applied with a cotton swab or brush, or it is used as a rinse or placed in a tray that is held in the mouth for several minutes. After the treatment, you may be asked not to rinse, eat or drink for at least 30 minutes to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride and help repair microscopic carious areas.
Depending on your oral health status, fluoride treatments may be recommended every three, six or 12 months
We offer the treatment as part of our regular teeth cleanings and dental checkups. Fluoride Treatment procedure is performed at our Vancouver Coal Harbour Dental Clinics.