Fluoride applications are known to strengthen the enamel of your teeth and help prevent tooth decay. At Lilburn Family Dentistry in Lilburn, GA, our office provides topical fluoride treatments for children and adult patients.
What Does Fluoride Do?
Fluoride has been known to protect the enamel of your teeth. It can help strengthen the teeth and reverse tooth decay in its early stages. Fluoride is found in drinking water, certain foods, toothpaste and in most mouthwashes. At Lilburn Family Dentistry, our office offers professional fluoride applications for our Pediatric patients as well as adults who have shown a higher risk of developing tooth decay.
What Does a Fluoride Application Entail?
At our Lilburn office, located in Georgia, our staff provides our patients with several options for fluoride applications. Our preferred treatment is an in-office procedure that is done after a regular dental cleaning exam. A fluoride gel is put in a tray and inserted into the patient's mouth for a few minutes. The fluoride will "soak" into the teeth where the minerals are needed. After the procedure, it is recommended you wait a few hours before eating or drinking. At Lilburn Family Dentistry, we use fluoride applications as a preventative measure in maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile.
What Should I Use at Home?
At Lilburn Family Dentistry, we instruct our patients to brush their teeth twice a day, floss daily and use an over-the-counter product that prevents plaque from settling on your teeth. Check the label for the American Dental Association's (ADA) seal of approval when choosing an at-home fluoride treatment such as toothpaste or mouthwash. Store products marked with the ADA seal are carefully examined and approved based on effectiveness.
If you want more information about fluoride application treatments, contact Lilburn Family Dentistry in Lilburn, GA at (770) 824-8857 for an appointment.