We believe strongly in preventive care to help maintain good oral health in the long term, which is why we routinely recommend fluoride treatments in Fort Worth to patients of all ages. Fluoride is a natural mineral which helps strengthen tooth enamel and protects against tooth decay.
When Is fluoride treatment necessary?
Fluoride is found in varying quantities in most water and food but many of us may not be getting enough of this helpful mineral to prevent tooth decay. Our dentist in Fort Worth may recommend a professional application of fluoride or fluoride treatment at home in the following
Below standard oral health
Frequent consumption of sugar and carbohydrates
Deep holes and cracks on chewing areas of teeth
Insufficient exposure to fluoride
Hypersensitive or exposed root areas
Dry mouth causing an inadequate supply of saliva
A recent history of tooth corrosion
Fluoride treatments in Fort Worth – What does it entail?
At Perfect Dental we offer several options for fluoride treatments including a highly concentrated foam, rinse, gel, or varnish that, depending on which we use, is applied with a brush, tray, swab or mouthwash. They contain more fluoride than is found in toothpaste and only take a few minutes to apply. Our dentist will discuss the best options for you or your child. Following fluoride treatment eating after is best left for around 30 minutes to allow the fluoride to fully penetrate the tooth enamel.
Fluoride treatment cost
Insurance normally covers children for fluoride treatments in Fort Worth but there is a charge for adults.
Do remember that fluoride on its own will not prevent tooth decay. It’s essential to brush teeth at least twice a day, floss regularly, eat a well-balanced diet, cut back on sugary treats, and visit your Fort Worth dentist for six-monthly check-ups.
For more information on fluoride treatments in Fort Worth contact the dental professionals at Perfect Dental.
Call Perfect Dental today at (817) 286 0044 to schedule an appointment.