What does fluoride do for teeth?
Fluoride's importance to oral health has been proven by the ADA (American Dental Association), the WHO (World Health Organization), the AMA (American Medical Association), and several other professional groups. Communities that put fluoride in their water supply have fewer problems with tooth decay and cavities. A natural mineral found in the earth and some foods, fluoride builds up bones and dental enamel. Fluoride treatments at ACE Dental of Cove in Copperas Cove, TX can help children with growing teeth and adults with weakened enamels to protect their dental health. Get more information about fluoride treatments during your dental exam with one of our dental professionals.
Fluoride Treatment Reviews
"I had tooth pain after biting down on something hard. It last for days. I called for an appt. They were able to get me in the same day. I got xrays and a cleaning by the DDS. No cavity and pain resolved after cleaning. Walked away 90 minutes later with a $20 fee for a fluoride treatment. Happy day & great customer service!!"- T.N. / Google / Aug 20, 2021
who should get fluoride treatments?
Professional fluoride treatments can be administered to all patients, although it's usually given to younger patients who still have developing teeth or who have not established good oral hygiene habits. Our dentists also suggest professional fluoride treatments for older patients whose drinking water is not fluoridated or if they are prone to tooth decay. ACE Dental of Cove also recommends fluoride sessions for patients undergoing orthodontic treatments, as well as patients with gum recession. There are also different flavors to make treatments easier for younger patients.
how do you do a fluoride treatment?
Professional fluoride treatments are typically done twice a year after your cleaning. After your flavor is selected, the hygienist will begin to prepare your treatment as a foam, gel, or paint-on varnish. The treatment will be kept on for up to five minutes so the fluoride can sink into your enamel before it can be removed. A suction tool may be used to help clear your mouth after the treatment since you will not be able to rinse your mouth, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes after.
what happens after fluoride treatment?
Nausea and vomiting can occur if you swallow any fluoride, but this should resolve within a day following treatment. In certain cases, one of our dentists may give you fluoride tablets for you or your child to take between treatments. Since fluoride is toxic in high amounts, adults should be cautious and keep supplements out of reach of children. Although these professional treatments strengthen the enamel, you should continue or establish a regular oral care routine at home, including brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing. You should also schedule dental exams and cleanings at ACE Dental of Cove so a member of our experienced dental team can re-assess the need for fluoride treatments.
what does fluoride treatment cost?
Most dental insurance companies pay for fluoride treatments for children, but adults may not be covered. Our staff works to find your exact coverage from your dental insurance before determining your out-of-pocket expenses. If you do not have insurance, ACE Dental of Cove accepts several payment methods and can help you get medical financing if needed.
healthy and strong teeth
Help make sure you and your family have healthy, strong teeth with professional fluoride treatments at ACE Dental of Cove. Our dentists suggest professional fluoride treatments for children with growing teeth and older patients who are looking to minimize issues later. Contact our office in Copperas Cove, TX to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning and exam with a fluoride treatment.