About Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride's importance to oral health has been proved by the American Dental Association (ADA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Medical Association (AMA), and several other professional organizations. Communities that add fluoride to their water supply have fewer problems with cavities and tooth decay. A natural mineral found in the earth and some foods, fluoride strengthens bones and teeth. Professional fluoride treatments at Martin Dentistry in Fishers, IN can help children with developing teeth and adults with damaged enamels to restore their oral health. Learn more about professional fluoride treatments during your annual exam with family dentists Drs. Matthew Martin, Stephanie Martin, or Lynn Marshall.
Fluoride Treatment Reviews
"First time going here. The staff was great from the receptionist, to the hygienist, and the Doctor. I will definitely be going back on a regular basis.They make you feel right at home and comfortable. Very clean and professional office. I absolutely recommend."- Z.W. / Yelp / Aug 09, 2017
"Sara was wonderful and made my X-rays and cleaning easy and painless. I'll definitely be back again! Thanks for the rec, Yelp!"- P.M. / Yelp / Aug 08, 2017
"Had not been to dentist in over 10 years. I just hate going to the dentist. Becky the hygentist was gentle on my gums and teeth. Dr. Matt Martin was amazing and made me feel comfortable without lecturing me about my lack of dental care. I know better to wait again and I plan on going to Martin Dental for many many years to come."- J.C. / Google / Oct 26, 2018
"The staff was friendly and thorough. I was pleased with my experience and will be back."- K.A. / Google / Nov 08, 2018
What to Expect
Professional fluoride treatments are usually given every six months at the patient’s regular cleaning. The dentist may use acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF) or neutral sodium fluoride, depending on the condition of the patient’s mouth. The fluoride treatment may be given as a gel, foam, or varnish that is applied to dried, clean teeth for 1 – 4 minutes. Due to the high concentration of fluoride in professional treatments, patients should never swallow any of the fluoride.
Patients should not eat, drink, or smoke for at least 30 minutes to allow the fluoride to fully penetrate the enamel. If any fluoride is swallowed, the patient may become nauseous, but when used properly, professional fluoride treatments are safe and effective. Patients may talk to their dentist about home fluoride treatments if they are at high risk for tooth decay.
Strengthen Your Enamel
Patients with developing teeth or who are at higher risk for developing tooth decay and dental cavities, should ask their dentist about professional fluoride treatments during their regular exam and cleaning. Your dentist can help you determine if a professional fluoride treatment is right for you and if further precautions, like prescription home fluoride treatments will improve your dental health.