Fluoride Treatment services cliffside park, fort lee, edgewater & nearby bergen county NJ & NY
Fluoride treatment involves the application of fluoride to the teeth in order to protect them from cavities. This form of treatment is common for all children under the age of 15, as their teeth are still developing and this procedure is designed to ensure they remain healthy during the growth process. For adults fluoride treatment can be used to repair teeth that have already been damaged, and this is done through fluorapatite, which is applied to tooth enamel that has been damaged.
Benefits of Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride treatment is widely accepted by the dental community due to its ability to prevent and repair the deterioration of teeth. Fluoride treatment comes in many forms, which means it’s versatile, and it can be applied at home or professionally via a dentist. Various fluoride products can be purchased from pharmacies, and fluoride treatment comes in the form of dietary supplements, varnishes, gels and mouth rinses. It is highly recommended that children under 15 years undergo fluoride treatment which can yield great preventive results.
Fluoride Treatment | FAQ
Why is fluoride treatment so important for children?
The mouth contains a significant amount of bacteria, and when this bacteria combines with sugar an acid is produced which over time can damage tooth enamel. Because children must grow their teeth, they can become damaged as a result of this. Fluoride treatment protects the child’s teeth from the acid and as a consequence will prevent cavities and tooth decay.
Are there any side effects for fluoride treatment?
Both the Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association state that fluoride treatment is safe. However, if too much fluoride is consumed poisoning may result, which can lead to death. The lethal dose for an adult ranges from five to ten g. Ingesting fluoride can also cause stomach discomfort or dental fluorosis, which means that the tooth enamel becomes subject to hypo mineralization.
What is the difference between professional fluoride therapy and home treatment?
The fluoride treatment received in a dental office uses a higher concentration than anything you’ll find in mouth rinses or toothpaste. This form of treatment should be used in situations where a patient has a moderate or high risk of developing cavities. Professional treatment can be done in less than 30 minutes, and may involve a foam, varnish or gel. After receiving professional treatment your dentist will recommend not eating for the following 30 minutes so that the fluoride has time to affect the teeth and repair areas which are carious.
About the Procedure
Fluoride treatment reduces or prevents tooth decay via a mineral called fluorapatite. The ions associated with fluoride decrease the rate at which tooth enamel is demineralized while simultaneously increasing its remineralization rate. This cycle is responsible for preventing the appearance of cavities over time. Fluoride also has antimicrobial properties.
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