When you go to your dentist's office, you may hear them talk about giving you a fluoride treatment. This should not be a procedure that scares you in any way. It is totally painless, and it helps to keep your teeth healthy.
If you do need a fluoride treatment, it means that your dentist sees potential issues that lead them to think you are struggling with tooth decay. Here are some of the things your dentist may notice to point them that direction.
When You Need a Fluoride TreatmentOne of the easiest ways to tell that you need a fluoride treatment is that your cavities went way up between your last appointment and your most current one. If you don't get enough fluoride, you are going to be more susceptible to tooth decay. If you went from having just one or two cavities to having 4-6, or even more, your dentist is going to notice.
If your dentist notices problems where your teeth are getting weak in a few spots, they may also recommend a fluoride treatment. When fluoride is placed on your teeth, it helps them remain stronger. It wears off over time, so you will need it done every 3-12 months, depending on how much fluoride you get naturally.
Getting a fluoride treatment is nothing more than a helpful treatment that doesn't hurt you in the least. It is a paste that is put on your teeth, it sits for a few minutes, and you rinse. That's it. If you want to find out anything more that goes into a fluoride treatment, or why you may need one, then ask your dentist the next time you are sitting in his or her chair. They can show you what it is like, and provide you with personal benefits of getting it done.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (732) 994-6700 today.