Do I Need to Get Regular Fluoride Treatments?

All those who keep up with dental hygiene are aware of the benefits of fluoride. Fluoride is something that nearly everyone should consume (save those with certain conditions), and if you are someone who is looking to attain maximum oral health, you should strongly consider making fluoride treatments part of your life. Essentially fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral found in many water sources. That being said, a good portion of New Jersey’s water is not fluoridated, which is why you should strongly consider using fluoridated toothpaste, mouthwash, and scheduling an appointment with the New Jersey dental team for a fluoride treatment. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Why should I receive a fluoride treatment?

Fluoride, as you may know, prevents cavities, prevents tooth decay, and repairs enamel. Losing tooth enamel can cause very serious dental health issues down the road, and everyone loses tooth enamel over the course of time, which is why you should strongly consider receiving regular fluoride treatments.

Who would particularly benefit from fluoride treatments?

While it is generally a good idea for all individuals to receive regular fluoride treatments, there are certain people who would particularly benefit from fluoride treatments. For example, individuals who are at particular risk for tooth decay, such as those with gum disease, dry mouth conditions, a history of cavities, or even those with crowns/bridges would particularly benefit from fluoride treatments at the dentist’s office. Additionally, all those who use tobacco, alcohol, or otherwise have high levels of bacteria in their mouths are at a higher risk of tooth decay, and if you fall into those categories, you should absolutely receive fluoride treatments.

What happens during a fluoride treatment?

To start, these treatments are quick and painless. Your dentist will administer the treatment either as a solution, in gel form, or as a varnish. All you have to do is refrain from eating or drinking for 30 minutes after the treatment is complete. In most cases, two fluoride treatments per year, along with regular dental hygiene practices, is sufficient, however, if you are a particularly at-risk individual, your dentist may recommend that you receive additional fluoride treatments. To schedule an appointment with our experienced New Jersey dental team for your fluoride treatment, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today.

Contact the Dental Associates of Basking Ridge

Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

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