About Fluoride Treatment
Medical groups, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the American Dental Association (ADA), have all stated the importance of using fluoride as part of a regular dental health plan. If you haven't heard of it before, fluoride is a mineral found in soil, food, and water, known to strengthen teeth and enamel that fights against tooth decay. Fluoride has also been proven to reduce the amount of tooth decay found in some communities who add it to their public drinking water.
Practitioners at Made Ya Smile Dental use fluoride treatments to give you and your family the best protection possible, especially young children who are more prone to cavities. Adults can take advantage of fluoride treatments either in-office or at home to benefit your smile. Learn more about fluoride at our practice in The Woodlands, TX by contacting our office today.
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Am I a Good Candidate For Fluoride Treatments?
Individuals of all ages can benefit from the many positive effects of fluoride treatments, including protecting from cavities. It is mostly recommended, however, for those who have developing teeth or do not have access to fluoridated water, which makes them a higher risk for tooth decay. Adults with exposed root surfaces due to gum recession and history of decay are also excellent candidates at our clinic in The Woodlands, TX. Incipient decay and carious lesions may be remineralized through fluoride, which also reduces the need for dental treatments in the future. Made Ya Smile Dental offers comfortable solutions with varnish, gel, and foam options in a wide variety of flavors for you and your family. If we believe it is necessary, we may also prescribe fluoride supplements or toothpaste during your appointment.
What Happens During a Fluoride Treatment?
Families don't need to make any additional appointments for fluoride treatments since they are administered at either your annual examination or your biannual cleaning. Fluoride is administered through a gel or foam easily delivered through mouth trays for 1 – 4 minutes, or through a varnish that we paint over the enamel and into the grooves of your teeth. If we use the gel or foam, Made Ya Smile Dental then suctions the fluoride treatment out of your mouth and teeth. Our staff will then provide you with follow-up instructions to follow at home after the treatment.
What Happens After a Fluoride Treatment?
Anyone who has had a fluoride treatment at our The Woodlands, TX clinic should avoid foods or drinks for about a half-hour after the initial appointment. If the varnish is used, our experienced team also recommends avoiding crunchy, sticky, or hard food for several hours so the treatment can remain in contact with your teeth. This allows it to be absorbed more easily into the enamel. If fluoride is swallowed, adult patients will get an upset stomach while causing serious harm in children. For this reason, Made Ya Smile Dental suggests you closely supervise your child after the appointment and keep them from using fluoridated toothpaste or supplements. Our dentists will also teach you and your children how to brush and floss the teeth and gums at home for a better smile.
Will Insurance Cover My Fluoride Treatment?
Since they are a preventive treatment, fluoride may be covered in part by dental health insurance once a year for young children. To find out more information about coverage for teenagers or adults, our team will help you review your coverage by contacting your provider and filing claims on your behalf. If you have any additional out-of-pocket costs, we accept a range of payment types, as well as third-party financing with zero or low-interest rates.
Schedule You or Your Child's Fluoride Treatment
Yearly fluoride treatments are an excellent way to stay updated on your child's overall oral health. Made Ya Smile Dental utilizes professional fluoride treatment to keep the tooth structure strong and to protect teeth from cavities in the future. Adults may also benefit from fluoride if they tend to get tooth decay or cavities on a regular basis. For more information about fluoride in The Woodlands, TX area, speak with our friendly staff today.