Fluoride treatment is performed TO REDUCE THE RISK OF TOOTH DECAY (in both children and adults) and stops the progression of already existing carious lesions.
The reverse phenomenon of tooth decay under fluoride treatment was scientifically proven.
This procedure can be performed in both dental office and at home.
Fluoridation in office is performed within prophylaxis sessions, only after performing perfect mouth hygiene, because fluoride penetrates more easily the dental tissues which have been previously cleaned and are not covered by plaque or tartar deposits.
The procedure is accomplished by applying on teeth certain products especially designed for this purpose, such as: toothpastes, gels or varnishes that contain a high amount of fluoride, which can be controlled by your dentist. Using in the office these products is a quick and effective method of professional fluoridation.
After fluoride treatment the patient will not rinse the mouth, will not drink and will not eat for a period of 30 minutes.
At home, patients can also use toothpaste with a low concentration of fluoride, those with high concentrations being intended exclusively for office application (by prophylaxis specialists). You can also use fluoride mouthwash intended for daily or weekly use.
Indications of fluoride treatment:
- Children older than 6 years, teenagers and adults to increase protection from tooth decay.
- Patients wearing fixed orthodontic appliances.
- Indication for professional office bleaching treatment, before and after treatment.
- Patients suffering from salivary gland dysfunction or who were undergoing radiotherapy- having as a consequence salivary flow.
- People suffering from tooth sensitivity (to certain stimuli).