Fluoride is a naturally present mineral that helps build strong teeth and prevent cavities. It can support healthy tooth enamel and effectively fight the bacteria that harm the teeth and gums. If you are at a greater risk of developing dental cavities, fluoride treatments can help you safeguard against them.
At Red Rock Dental, we provide various fluoride treatments to protect your teeth and help maintain excellent oral health.
Dr. Alan McCaffrey recommends that patients get a fluoride application once every six months. However, the frequency of treatments can vary based on a variety of factors. For instance, people who face a higher risk of caries, those with poor oral hygiene habits and limited or no saliva production should get fluoride treatments once every three months. The exact frequency of fluoride treatments can be determined after a complete examination of your teeth.
The most standard method of fluoride application is by painting it on the surface of your teeth. This fluoride layer should stay on your teeth for four to six hours before you can brush your teeth to remove the surplus fluoride.
Fluoride gel is administered by using a tray that is fitted onto your teeth for the required duration. Alternatively, we may give you a fluoride mouthwash and ask you to rinse your teeth with it for a few seconds, after which you spit out the liquid. After the prescribed time that allowed the fluoride to penetrate the surface of your teeth, you can brush your teeth.
To schedule an appointment for a fluoride treatment at Red Rock Dental, call us at (702) 243-8788.
900 S Pavilion Center Dr #140, Las Vegas, NV 89144
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Phone: (702) 243-8788