About Fluoride Treatments
There are patients who don't have an ideal oral care routine and this can lead to many tooth decay and oral cavities. To help developing or weakened teeth, a professional fluoride therapy may be performed at DentalWorks - Novi Twelve Oaks by our dentists in Novi, MI to strengthen and remineralize the teeth. Fluoride is a natural mineral that is often added to tap water systems. In addition, it is also in most toothpastes in small quantities to fortify the dental enamel. A professional fluoride treatment at DentalWorks - Novi Twelve Oaks uses a safe, but effective dose of fluoride to protect the teeth against cavities. Fluoride treatments can be given in different forms (gel, foam, varnish) with two different types of fluoride. This may include neutral sodium fluoride for patients who have dry mouth and dental restorations or acidulated phosphate fluoride for healthy teeth.
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What to Expect
Fluoride treatments are often given twice a year following the patient's dental cleaning and exam or as often as our dentists recommend. The clean teeth are dried to avoid diluting the strength of the fluoride, then the treatment is administered to the patient as a foam, gel, or varnish that is left on for 1 - 4 minutes. To make fluoride treatments easier, our dentists will often mix in a flavor chosen by the patient. Once the fluoride treatment is complete, patients should be careful to spit all fluoride out of their mouth to prevent negative side effects after the treatment.
To ensure the fluoride fully penetrates the enamel, patients should not drink, eat, or smoke for at least 30 minutes after their fluoride treatment. Swallowing any of the fluoride may cause temporary nausea, but this should not last more than 24 hours. While fluoride can be dangerous in high doses, our dentists take care to give each patient a safe level of fluoride during their procedure at DentalWorks - Novi Twelve Oaks.
Fluoride treatments are considered a preventative measure and are usually covered by dental insurance for children who are less than 16 years old twice a year as their teeth are growing. Insurance coverage for an adult who gets a professional fluoride procedure varies, so DentalWorks - Novi Twelve Oaks will confirm the patient's policy benefits and decide their personal expenses. For patients who don't have dental insurance coverage, DentalWorks - Novi Twelve Oaks offers a choice of payment options and financing plans.
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Fight with Fluoride
To support children's developing teeth or adults who are prone to infections, a professional fluoride treatment after a dental exam and cleaning at DentalWorks - Novi Twelve Oaks can strengthen and protect the dental enamel. Ask our dentists about the benefits of fluoride treatments in DentalWorks - Novi Twelve Oaks's Novi, MI office and prescription fluoride treatments for home. This will help to remineralize the enamel and decrease the risk of cavities and decay for ideal oral health.