Topical Fluoride Treatment
Topical fluoride is a dental treatment involving fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that can help strengthen tooth enamel, helping to prevent dental caries, slow it down, or stop it from getting worse.
In addition to having this treatment done, flossing daily, getting regular dental check-ups done, and eating a nutritious diet, are essential to getting ideal results.
What is Topical Fluoride?
What is Topical Fluoride?
Highly concentrated topical fluoride is directly applied to your tooth surface. It works by reducing the loss of and increasing the uptake of essential minerals to your permanent teeth and inhibiting decay-causing bacteria, thereby preventing tooth decay.
Guidelines recommend for topical fluoride products to be professionally applied to your teeth at least twice per year. This can be up to four times in patients with a high risk of tooth decay. Adults and children, 3+ years of age can receive topical fluoride.
There are many forms of topical fluoride that dental professionals can apply to your teeth, ranging from a varnish that is simply coated over your teeth to a gel that is placed in trays over your teeth.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
Stage 1: Pre-Application
- Routine Cleaning
Stage 3: Post-Application Care
After your topical fluoride application is complete, you should not eat, drink, and rinse for at least 30 minutes to enhance the protective effects on your teeth.
Finally, you will be advised by your dentist on how often you should return for future topical fluoride applications.
Stage 2: Topical Fluoride Application
- Coat of Varnish Applied
Your teeth will then be dried before the topical fluoride is applied. If a varnish is used, it will be directly coated over your teeth with a brush.
- Different Methods of Application
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