Fluoride is a mineral well known for its ability to build strong teeth and prevent cavities. It helps fight the bacteria that damage teeth and gums and strengthens the enamel, the outer protective layer of teeth. If you fall in the high risk category of developing cavities and other dental caries, fluoride treatment might be helpful for you. Cavities occur as a result of the build-up of bacteria on teeth giving rise to a sticky plaque layer, which secretes acids to damage the teeth and gums. If the enamel layer has been damaged due to plaque, it can lead to infections of the nerves and blood vessels at the tooth core.
Professional fluoride treatments are available at the Department of Dental Surgery at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai in the form of highly concentrated foam, rinse, varnish, or gel. The treatments are delivered with the help of a brush, swab, or mouthwash.
Fluoride treatments deliver a much higher level of fluoride than what is present in traditional toothpaste. After the treatment, you will be informed to avoid drinking or eating for a while to allow the fluoride to absorb fully.
Fluoride treatments usually take only a few minutes. The fluoride is delivered either in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. The dentist applies it with a brush or a swab or applies it on a tray which is then placed in the mouth for a few minutes.
Fluoride treatments are recommended every 6-12 months, depending on your oral health. If you are at a high risk of developing dental caries, other preventive measures such as prescription fluoride mouth gels or rinses may be added to the treatment regimen. Book an appointment at the Department of Dental Surgery at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai to consult a dentist and know more about fluoride treatment.
The Department of Dental Surgery at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai is known for its expert staff and advanced equipment. Disposable materials are used while performing all procedures to minimize the risk of infections. Our aim is to provide an optimum level of dental care and treatment to all patients.