An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
How does Fluoride help protect dental health?Fluoride is one of the most powerful minerals which help protect teeth by making them stronger. Fluoride makes enamel more resistant to acid attacks. Fluoride not just helps strengthen the surface of the tooth but even consumption of fluoride in appropriate amounts helps protect teeth. When the fluoride present in saliva, comes in contact with tooth enamel, it gets deposited on teeth. Fluoride combines with calcium and phosphate from teeth and creates a protective layer, protecting it from further cavities. Fluoride is also able to reverse early dental caries.
- Fluoride Varnish – Fluoride varnish is applied with a brush on all surfaces of teeth to protect them.
- Fluoride gels – Fluoride gels are placed in trays which are then placed in the mouth for fluoridation of teeth.
It is very common to miss some areas while brushing. Fluoride deposited due to dental fluoride treatments help keep cavities at bay even in areas which are difficult to reach with a toothbrush. It also reduces chances of cavities in the future
Fluoride treatments help protect teeth against cavities, irrespective of age.
Dental sensitivity is one of the major concern in adults. Fluoride treatment reduces and provides relief from dental sensitivity.
Maximum benefits can be achieved if you take following care :
- Leave varnish on your teeth
- Avoid brushing or flossing for at least 4 hours after fluoride application.
- Avoid hard, hot or sticky foods after varnish is applied. (4 hours)
- Avoid use of fluoridated toothpaste on the same day.
- For maximum results, avoid brushing teeth until the next day.
- Thorough brushing will easily remove any remaining varnish after completion of treatment.