What is Fluoride?
Fluoride is something that we hear about often, as it is present in a few foods and liquids. But did you know that it can be put directly on your enamel to provide many dental advantages? Fluoride can discourage decay by helping the enamel be less susceptible to toxins and reinforcing the tooth's framework to help reduce the early stages of cavities. Towns that put fluoride in their water reserves generally see fewer instances of cavities among their citizens. These benefits of fluoride have been recognized by the ADA (American Dental Association) and various other notable societies. At Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are excited to offer regular fluoride treatments for patients of all age groups. To learn more about how fluoride can help your dental health, set up an appointment in our Hamburg, PA office.
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Who is a good Candidate for Fluoride?
Everyone can be a good candidate for dental varnish. The ability to prevent tooth decay in younger patients with new teeth or adults is a great way to ensure that you are safeguarding your teeth. Hamburg, PA adults and kids who do not drink fluoride-contained water may also profit from professional treatments. Dr. Dando may recommend fluoride sessions for those who are at an increased chance for cavities, such as individuals who have braces or have xerostomia (dry mouth). Fluoride treatments may also work to reduce tooth tenderness and protect bare enamel, as it is more susceptible to erosion.
What should I Expect With Fluoride Treatments?
When you come to Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Hamburg, PA, we provide you with a mix of fluoride varieties to ensure that these treatments are accessible for everyone. Fluoride treatments are generally done every six months promptly following a thorough cleaning and annual dental exam. When your flavor is picked, we will prep the fluoride as either a foam, gel, varnish, or liquid. The fluoride will then be left on the teeth for a few minutes, based on the substance, to give the minerals enough time to penetrate your enamel. To attain the best possible advantages from your fluoride treatment, you could need to wait a minimum of 30 minutes before consuming food or drinking water.
What is aftercare for fluoride varnish like?
Depending on your oral health, you may be prescribed a dentist-approved fluoride toothpaste or fluoride supplement to use at home. If fluoride is mistakenly ingested, it may result in illness, which is why guardians should be sure to keep fluoride toothpaste and rinses off-limits to children. Though these solutions help to fight tooth decay for our patients in Hamburg, PA, it remains crucial to clean the teeth using fluoridated pastes, floss, and rinses twice per day. Our dental professionals also encourage you to receive biannual oral exams and thorough cleanings at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry so our dental team can monitor your complete dental wellness.
Will insurance cover a fluoride therapy?
To help you get the most out of your policy, our team will look into all the details. Professional fluoride services may be paid by your dental insurance, but we understand how confusing it can be to figure out what is covered and what isn’t. We also offer payment plans and CareCredit® so that everyone in your family can receive the dental care they need. In the event that you have out-of-pocket costs, we will talk about the payment options accepted at Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry or help you acquire medical financing.
PRotect and maintain good oral health
Regular fluoride applications protect the condition of your and your family’s teeth. At Theodore E Dando DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we advise fluoride treatments for children, young adults, and older patients to strengthen the teeth, shield them from cavities, and address initial signs of tooth decay. Reach out to our office in Hamburg, PA to arrange a professional cleaning with a fluoride application or to discover more about this recommended dental care option.