Fluoride can be an important part of preventing tooth decay in patients of all ages. During your visit, we will determine your risk for dental decay by discussing your diet, home care, previous decay history, dry mouth and prescription medications. Fluoride treatment can be done:
In the office: Treatment can be done during your regular exam using a tray and gel or foam fluoride, or fluoride varnish which is more highly concentrated and brushed onto the teeth.
At home: At home options for fluoride treatment include prescription toothpaste or a rinse to be used daily. It is important to follow all recommendations made by your dentist and to also be aware of the fluoride levels in your water, both community water supplies and private wells.