Martin Dentistry

12370 Olio Road, Fishers, IN 46037

Martin Dentistry
Martin Dentistry

12370 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037

Fluoride Treatment (Cavity Prevention) – Fishers, IN

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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.

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.

Treatment Aftercare

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.

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