In the absence of good oral care and regular brushing and flossing, our teeth become vulnerable to cavities. Fluoride treatments can discourage the formation of cavity-causing bacteria that form a sticky film on dental enamel. This film gradually erodes your tooth enamel and exposes the roots and nerves to bacterial infection.
Fluoride treatments form an important part of preventive care for children, adolescents, and adults. Regular dental examinations and cleaning at Kensington Dental Clinic help identify the threat of plaque. Our dental team will be happy to discuss the benefits, the procedure, and the costs of fluoride treatments. If you have a child, bringing him or her regularly for treatment can help prevent tooth decay and related complications like infections.
Fluoride treatments in Edmonton, Alberta are the key to good oral health and can help restore important minerals in the very early stages of potential tooth decay. Topical fluorides include mouthwashes, rinses, toothpaste, and fluoride treatments, while systemic fluorides are swallowed.
Children should be strictly monitored while brushing and encouraged to spit out excess toothpaste. At times, especially with young children, pleasantly-flavored toothpaste may encourage swallowing, so it’s best to stick with specially formulated pediatric products.
If you or a loved one is at moderate-to-high risk of developing caries, please feel free to contact our office for information on fluoride treatment.
Professional fluoride treatments usually take no more than a few minutes and can be completed in just a single visit. The dentist will use a cotton swab or brush to apply fluoride treatment in the form of a liquid, gel, or foam.
He or she may also place the solution in a tray and fit in your mouth so that it can soak the teeth properly. The tray may be held in place for a few minutes for the solution to settle on the teeth. Excess fluoride intake can have side-effects, so please consult our dentists for safe use.
Contact Kensington Dental Clinic in Edmonton, Alberta and explore our extensive range of preventive and cosmetic dentistry options.