Fluoride Treatment in Hudson, MA

Fluoride Treatment in Hudson, MA

In-office fluoride treatment involves applying a gel, foam, or varnish to your teeth. At Restoration Smiles: Adult & Pediatric Dentistry, we often perform a fluoride treatment as part of a comprehensive preventive dentistry plan. It’s safe and effective and can help coat teeth with preventative protection from tooth decay. 

We typically recommend a professional cleaning before any fluoride treatment since the treatment is most effective after the teeth have been cleaned. Depending on your situation, we may offer additional fluoride treatments in addition to your routine cleanings. During your appointment, we will review your oral health condition and tailor a treatment plan that suits your unique needs.

Fluoride’s main benefit is its protective barrier against plaque and acid erosion. Acid attacks can occur naturally from your food and oral bacteria. Plaque forms in the mouth through the combination of saliva and food particles. This sticky film is acidic and can be damaging to tooth enamel if not removed routinely. 

Fluoride can also help reverse minor decay by remineralizing the teeth and reversing early signs of damage. In addition, fluoride can provide relief for patients suffering from dry mouth. A dry mouth can lead to cavities and gum disease because it increases the rate of bacterial formation in the mouth.

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The Fluoride Treatment Procedure

Your teeth have a natural defense against decay. But over time and due to factors like consuming sugar, your teeth can begin to wear down or become more susceptible to damage.

At our office, we will apply a concentrated fluoride solution to the surface of your teeth to help strengthen them. The treatment is quick and requires a quick rinse afterward to remove excess. This simple procedure can help prevent tooth decay and even reverse small areas of damage. 

The Benefits of Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride helps strengthen your teeth, making them more resistant to decay and cavities. It can also reverse early signs of enamel erosion and prevent bad breath caused by dry mouth. During your fluoride treatment, we will apply a gel or varnish to your teeth and gently brush the minerals into the surface of your teeth. After your gums have dried, you can go about your typical day. We recommend that patients undergo this treatment at least twice yearly for optimal results.

Aftercare for a Fluoride Treatment

You can protect your teeth from developing cavities by treating them with fluoride. This quick, simple, and effective process can help avoid invasive procedures like fillings or crowns. After a fluoride treatment, patients should not eat or drink for at least 30 minutes. The teeth may feel sensitive after the procedure due to the acidity of the fluoride solution. 

Brushing regularly and getting professional cleanings will also help protect your teeth, as do limiting your sugary foods and drinks intake.

After a fluoride treatment, patients should not eat or drink for at least 30 minutes. The teeth may feel sensitive after the procedure due to the acidity of the fluoride solution. To learn more about fluoride treatment, visit Restoration Smiles: Adult & Pediatric Dentistry at 2 Coolidge St, Suite 202, Hudson, MA 01749, or call (508) 658-0661. 

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