Fluoride is a mineral that can help fight tooth decay and strengthen your teeth. It’s important that children receive regular fluoride treatments to protect their growing teeth and help prevent cavities while they’re still learning about good oral hygiene. While the fluoride from toothpaste and your drinking water is usually enough for adults, patients of all ages can benefit from fluoride treatments for an added boost.
Benefits of Fluoride
- It helps fight existing tooth decay and can reverse signs of cavities if caught early on.
- It can prevent cavities and tooth decay from forming.
- It strengthens your tooth enamel and helps it resist erosion from bacteria or acidic foods.
- It protects children’s teeth as they grow and develop.
Fluoride Treatment Procedure
Fluoride treatments are pain-free and can be completed in one office visit to our Union City, NJ office. There are a few different forms of fluoride available: varnish, foam, or gel. Your dentist will apply the foam or gel forms to your teeth by squeezing them into disposable trays and letting them sit over your teeth for a certain amount of time. Varnish can be painted directly onto problem areas with no trays required. Ask your dentist about the type of fluoride treatment that’s best for you or your child.
If you’re interested in fluoride treatments, either for yourself or your child, be sure to mention it at your next appointment. Give our office in Union City, NJ a call, and our helpful staff will be able to put you on the schedule.
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Dr. Jasmeet Khurana
Dr. Jasmeet Khurana received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from New York University’s College of Dentistry. She is licensed in both New York and New Jersey, and is a member of the American Dental Association and the New Jersey Dental Association.