If you need help determining if you should have a professional fluoride treatment, please read on, then contact one of our experienced dentists located in Basking Ridge and Morristown, NJ to learn when to get a fluoride treatment and what else you should know about them.
What is a fluoride treatment?
A fluoride treatment is a procedure that applies a highly concentrated form of fluoride, a natural mineral, to your teeth in order to strengthen enamel and protect them against damage from plaque by restoring the minerals of your teeth and inhibiting the growth and multiplication of tooth-damaging bacteria. The application process can take as little as two minutes. The treatment can last up to 4 to 6 hours, and in order to maximize your results, you should not do the following:
- Brush or floss your teeth
- Have hot beverages or food and drinks containing alcohol
- Chew on hard or crunchy foods
Who should seriously consider getting a fluoride treatment?
While everyone is encouraged to get periodic fluoride treatments, the greatest benefit would be for those who have:
- Ongoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments
- A drug regimen with multiple teeth-affecting medications
- A crown or old filling
- A high sugar or acid diet
- High tooth sensitivity or receding gums
- Removable oral fixtures
- An excessively dry mouth
- An eating disorder
- High alcohol intake
- Lack of Vitamin C or poor eating habits
- Any kind of ongoing oral treatment
If you meet any of these conditions, you reach out to one of our skilled dentists located in Basking Ridge and Morristown, NJ who have more than ample experience with general dentistry.
How can a New Jersey dentist help you?
As with anything else, fluoride treatments have their pros and cons. A dentist from our team will be able to fully apprise you of the benefits and the possible risks that you might incur so that you can make an informed decision as to your oral health. Of course, should you elect to undergo this procedure, our team will gladly perform it for you, as well as to conduct regular cleanings and see to any other matters that pertain to your dental hygiene. We will help you fight tooth decay and loss to the best of our abilities. Our team is here to help you, so please 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!