Fluoride — A Powerhouse For Your Oral Health
We love when patients are interested in learning ways to improve their dental health and that of their families. The best way to maintain excellent oral health is to create an oral hygiene routine that every family member can follow. This includes brushing twice daily and using dental floss daily as well. It is also extremely important to keep up with oral hygiene examinations for each family member. During these appointments, we not just thoroughly clean your teeth, but we also look for signs of decay. We are happy to provide preventative measures to help ensure the health of your teeth. One such treatment is fluoride. Continue reading to learn more about this helpful treatment.
Why Do We Need Fluoride?
Our goal is to help our patients achieve optimal oral health. One way we do this is through preventative treatments such as fluoride. Fluoride helps to fortify your teeth and keep them healthy. It is an excellent tool that strengthens tooth enamel, or outer covering of your teeth. It helps prevent cavities in adults and children. It can also reduce the amount of harmful acid left on your teeth.
A fluoride treatment is quick and affordable, perfect for younger patients. The fluoride is typically applied immediately after a hygiene examination and cleaning. The process involves coating your teeth with a concentrated fluoride solution. We recommend that patients avoid eating and drinking for 30 minutes following the fluoride treatment.
If it has been some time since your last hygiene examination and cleaning, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment. All insurance benefits expire at the end of the year, so we encourage you to contact our office in The Woodlands, TX to schedule any needed appointments for your family. During these appointments, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have if we recommend a fluoride treatment. We look forward to seeing you soon!