Orange City & Deltona, FL
Are you looking for additional protection against the threat of tooth decay? Are your teeth extremely sensitive to extreme temperature changes in the mouth? If you can answer yes to either question, then you could benefit from a fluoride treatment, as applied by the team of Orange City oral health professionals at Terry Soule, DDS.
Who can benefit from fluoride treatment?
Dr. Soule recommends that all of our pediatric patients receive fluoride treatments. Children benefit the most from fluoride treatments, both because their teeth are still developing and because they may not have learned proper oral hygiene habits yet. Adults also can benefit from fluoride treatments, as can individuals who are at a higher risk of tooth decay due to genetics, who live in an area where their water supply is non-fluoridated or are unable to receive regular professional dental care due to financial or transportation difficulties.
Benefits of Fluoride
Fluoride is a natural mineral that has been used as a preventive measure in dentistry for decades.
Fluoride reacts to calcium and other minerals that occur naturally in the mouth, and achieves the following benefits for your oral health:
- Fortifying your teeth against tooth decay and cavities
- Re-mineralizing the small imperfections that form naturally on your teeth due to normal use
- Bolstering tooth enamel, which is the crucial exterior layer of the tooth surface that provides invaluable protection against both decay and injury
What can I expect during a fluoride treatment?
Generally speaking, in-office fluoride treatments are administered during a regularly scheduled check-up at our Orange City office. You may receive these treatments more often if you are at a higher risk of tooth decay. The fluoride can be administered in just a matter of minutes. It is like a varnish that is easily and quickly brushed over all surfaces of your teeth.
After receiving a fluoride treatment, you should refrain from eating, drinking or rinsing your mouth for at least 30 minutes.
Preventive Care in Orange City
While beneficial, fluoride treatments never should be considered a replacement or substitute for a good regimen of at-home dental care, which should include brushing twice per day and flossing daily. The American Dental Association also recommends that everyone use fluoridated toothpaste and mouthwash. These varieties can be identified by looking for any brand of toothpaste and mouthwash that has the ADA seal of acceptance on the packaging.
Fluoride treatments are just one of the ways we help defend our patients against oral health issues. Click here to learn more about the program of preventive care offered at Terry Soule, DDS. If you would like to learn more about fluoride treatments or see if this treatment is right for you or your child, please contact Terry Soule, DDS, by calling (386) 775-1552 to schedule an appointment. We currently are offering a special rate of $89 for our initial consultation for new patients.
Terry Soule, DDS, is proud to serve the needs of patients in the areas of DeBary, Deltona, and Orange City.