Fluoride Treatment – Silver Spring, MD

There are a various way to prevent tooth decay, consistent at home oral care & visiting our Silver Spring dentist twice a year are well-known methods. However, by adding fluoride treatments, your smile can be healthier & stronger. Children specifically are targeted for extra doses of fluoride through drops, tablets, or drinking more fluoridated water. At City Place Dental, we provide more insight on adding fluoride to your daily consumption & your child’s.

Why Would You Need Fluoride?

As fluoride is one of the most effective ways to prevent tooth decay without the assistance of dentists at home, it is important to utilize it consistently. Patients can receive fluoride through water & food, but it may be inadequate in preventing decay alone. If you do not practice a consistent oral hygiene regimen or have inadequate exposure to fluoride, City Place Dental offers fluoride treatments to boost your teeth’s strength & resistance to decay.

You may need professional fluoride treatments for the following reasons:

  • Deep pits & fissures on the chewing surfaces of your teeth
  • Exposed & sensitive root surfaces
  • Fair to poor oral hygiene habits
  • Frequent sugar & carbohydrate intake
  • Inadequate saliva flow due to medical conditions or medical treatments

Additionally, children often need fluoride treatments because they are more susceptible to decay. They are often still learning how to properly brush & floss their teeth, so they will need a little more support than adults to keep their teeth healthy & strong.

How Does Fluoride Work?

Patients usually use fluoride in dental products like toothpaste, mouth rinses, & gels. Our doctor & team at Silver Spring dental practice provide topical fluoride treatments through professional application during dental check-ups. Topical fluoride strengthens erupted teeth by infusing the mineral into the tooth enamel, strengthening the tooth. Patients should come into their fluoride treatment with clean teeth, & our Silver Spring dentist will polish & dry your teeth before treatment. Topical fluoride treatments are either made of gel or foam & come in a variety of flavors.

Topical Fluoride

Digital dental x-rays are an important part of your orthodontic & dental treatment process, & if you’d like to see them in action, we would love to have you come by the office! Feel free to   Request Your Appointment or Call us today at  301-585-1515. for a checkup, dental cleaning, or orthodontic consultation. We look forward to hearing from you, & we’re excited to help you achieve the smile of your dreams & make it last for a lifetime.

Systemic Fluoride

This treatment is specific for teeth that have erupted & those that are still developing under the gums. Systemic fluoride treatments are tablets & drops prescribed by our Silver Spring, MD dentist. It is important for parents to monitor their children’s intake of prescribed fluoride, for if too much is consumed while teeth are still developing, fluorosis – or white spots on teeth – may result.

Contact our Silver Spring Dentist Today!

Dr. Achikehour team at City Place Dental welcome all patients seeking a way to enhance their oral health & wellness. For more information about fluoride treatments as well as other preventive care measures, please   Request Your Appointment or Call us today at  301-585-1515.