Fluoride Treatment 101

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Your regular dental checkups are vital for your oral health. This is because it includes treatments that help your teeth, gums, and smile. One treatment that it includes is a professional fluoride treatment. To help you know a little more about this treatment so you know what to expect in the dental chair, our dentists, Dr. Sheila Poetti, Dr. Avinash Bidra, and Dr. Sana Tariq are happy to give you the details.

A professional fluoride treatment is simple, easy, and painless. It typically comes in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish, and it’ll only take a few minutes to apply. Once it’s applied, you will wait for some time, which will allow the fluoride to seep into the tooth enamel. Once the time is up, our dental team will rinse your mouth with water. It’s important to avoid eating or drinking for at least 30 minutes after the treatment to help the fluoride further benefit your teeth.

The treatment can strengthen the tooth enamel and help the teeth prevent dental issues, like tooth decay and enamel erosion. Because of this, it’s important to expose the teeth to fluoride regularly. You can do so by brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste, drinking fluoridated water, and receiving a professional fluoride treatment.

To learn more about professional fluoride treatments in Meriden, Connecticut, please call our dental team at Cloverleaf Dental Center. All you need to do is dial 203-634-8727 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to telling you more about fluoride!