Are you concerned about protecting your smile? Do you want to achieve a healthy smile without having to undergo complicated dental procedures? Taking preventative measures can help to ensure long-term oral health. Fluoride treatments can be used for patients of all ages to protect teeth from damage. Smile Envy Dental Group is proud to offer this effective treatment to residents of Smyrna, Vinings, and surrounding Atlanta communities.
What is Fluoride Treatment?
Fluoride treatment provides added protection for individuals who have weakened enamel or tooth sensitivity. Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance that helps to protect teeth from acidic damage caused by sugar, plaque, and bacteria. The fluoride in water provides this protection, but sometimes, individuals need extra support.
Who is a Strong Candidate for Fluoride Treatment?
If you suffer from tooth sensitivity or have been told of some changes in your dental enamel, fluoride is an effective way to restore balance to the dental surface. Mild temperature sensitivity and enamel wear can be corrected using our effective fluoride treatment.
What is the Fluoride Treatment Procedure?
We offer several options for fluoride treatments. Depending on the patient, Dr. Fields may recommend a fluoride rinse or a fluoride paste to be used at home or as an in-office procedure. The fluoride treatment in-office procedure is very minimal and can even be done following a regular dental cleaning appointment. A fluoride gel will be applied to the surface of the teeth and allowed to dry.
Fluoride works by restoring minerals to tooth surfaces where bacteria may have eroded the enamel. It can also inhibit the growth of harmful oral bacteria and further prevent cavities.
“Fluoride cannot remove decay but, while creating a stronger outer surface to your teeth, it can help stop the decay from penetrating into the deeper parts of teeth,” says Chicago dentist Dr. Niketa V. Shah.
Fluoride benefits both children and adults. The earlier children are exposed to fluoride, the less likely they are to develop cavities. A large study found that children and adolescents who received fluoride treatments for one year were 43 percent less likely to have tooth decay and cavities.
Before fluoride was added to toothpaste, studies found that people with fluoridated water were 40 to 60 percent less likely to get cavities. The ADA and the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionTrusted Source recommend trace amounts of fluoride be present in drinking water.
How Much Does Fluoride Treatment Cost?
Fluoride treatment varies in cost from patient to patient. Without prior consultation with Dr. Fields to determine the fluoride treatment recommended, it can be difficult to predict the exact cost. Our office works with each patient to make financing family dentistry procedures, such as dental fluoride, a realistic option for care.
Dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost for fluoride treatments, but all insurance providers have unique policies. At Smile Envy Dental Group, we will review your policy and inform you of your individual costs for fluoride in our office.
In order to provide affordable access, we’re proud to offer patients financing options through CareCredit®. We can determine your eligibility before your appointment, so there are no surprises when it comes to finances. We happily accept many forms of payment including credit card.
We appreciate when individuals take preventative dental care seriously. Using fluoride to protect against future damage can help you make the most of your natural smile. Dr. David Fields provides effective fluoride treatment to residents of Smyrna, Vinings, and surrounding Atlanta communities. Contact Smile Envy Dental Group today to schedule a consultation.