Why a patient might consider fluoride treatment with their dentist

At All About Smiles of Forked River, New Jersey, we offer fluoride treatment to help our patients prevent tooth decay. Fluoride is a mineral found to strengthen and support a healthy smile and continues to be a unique way to reduce one’s risk of developing cavities. It can be applied to both children and adults.

What is fluoride treatment?

Fluoride treatment is the administration of fluoride during a dental visit. It is often applied with a brush and painted onto the teeth. It helps make the teeth more resistant to decay while remineralizing them to disrupt any current erosion that might have started.

What does fluoride treatment do?

Fluoride protects the teeth and remineralizes natural tooth enamel to make the teeth robust and resistant to cavities.

Can you eat after fluoride treatment?

Patients are advised to wait approximately thirty minutes after the application of fluoride before eating or drinking. That provides plenty of time for the fluoride to seal and bond to the teeth to be effective against cavities.

Are fluoride treatments safe?

Fluoride is completely safe and is even integrated into city water supplies. Additionally, patients can also obtain fluoride through certain types of mouthwashes and toothpaste available over-the-counter. Patients who want to make sure they are getting enough fluoride can talk to the dental team at All About Smiles Dentistry about their current intake and the state of their smile to discuss the benefits of adding fluoride if necessary.

What type of fluoride treatment is administered at All About Smiles Dentistry?

Drs. LouAnn Van Liew and Deborah Hoover utilize SDF cavity treatment, or “silver diamine fluoride” treatment, to protect the teeth against cavities. It is an antimicrobial liquid that can also help with sensitive teeth.

Ready to learn more about fluoride treatment?

Contact All About Smiles Dentistry of Forked River, NJ, to discuss your options with Drs. LouAnn Van Liew and Deborah Hoover. The team is located at 710 Lacey Road, and can be reached to schedule an appointment at (609) 891-3637. We are open to new and current patients of the community and welcome patients and families who are seeking quality dental care.