What is fluoride treatment?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that has been proven to help fight cavities. It is added to the municipal water supply in most areas of the United States, and fluoridated toothpastes are readily available. However, those at moderate to high risk for cavities may benefit from a professional fluoride treatment.
In this simple procedure, fluoride in a gel, foam, varnish, or solution form is applied to the teeth with a brush, cotton swab, or tray, and allowed to sit for several minutes. You will be asked not to eat or drink anything for 30 minutes to give your teeth more time to fully absorb the fluoride. Depending on your unique oral health, you may need fluoride treatments once, twice, or even four times per year.
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