As a dentist in Pompano Beach, our staff at Amador Dentistry focus on offering high-quality preventive and restorative treatments. One of our most common is the fluoride treatment, designed to protect the teeth from decay.
A fluoride treatment is a preventive procedure where our dentist applies a mineral solution to the surface of the teeth. The solution can be a foam, gel, varnish, or liquid. It contains a small quantity of fluoride, which has been shown to have a positive effect on enamel development. By being applied to the teeth, fluoride can reverse the microscopic effects of tooth decay.
When a patient receives a fluoride treatment, they can fight tooth decay and prevent future problems like cavities and halitosis. The procedure only takes a few minutes, so it is often recommended at the end of a cleaning to add an extra layer of protection to the smile.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children between the ages of 6 and 18 be the primary recipients of the treatment. At this point in life, children and teenagers are often left to brush and care for their teeth on their own. Unfortunately, few have developed healthy habits at this point, and they are more susceptible to decay.
Adults can also receive fluoride treatment in Pompano Beach when they come to Amador Dentistry.
Fluoride has a positive effect on human health and is even considered an important part of a healthy diet. Despite the amount of misinformation on the internet, the fluoride used in our office is not harmful, and it is also safe to use fluoridated toothpaste and mouthwash.
The only people who should not use fluoride and fluoridated products are children under the age of 6, as too much exposure can cause a mineral buildup (called fluorosis) on the teeth.
If you are seeking fluoride treatment near you, contact us at Amador Dentistry. We are a skilled preventive dental office in Pompano Beach currently accepting new patients. We recommend the treatment be performed after a cleaning, so you can schedule an appointment for a basic one and then have the fluoride treatment completed at the end.