Fluoride Application

External application of fluoride gels help prevent and fight tooth decay by restoring minerals to the teeth and hardening the enamel. It is done more commonly in children starting at the age of 6 years.

WHO IS THIS TREATMENT FOR?

Fluoride treatment is applicable for children after the first permanent tooth erupts. It strengthens teeth by preventing tooth decay and it also helps to stop bacteria from making acids.As it is said “prevention is better than cure.”

Dentist in Hinjewadi

PRE TREATMENT PREPARATION

A detailed consultation should be done with the dentist to understand why fluoride application should be done. After all your questions are answered the dentist will proceed for the procedure. Professional cleaning of teeth should be done prior to the application of fluoride.

PROCEDURE

It is a single visit procedure. Teeth are dried by using cotton rolls or rubber dam so the fluoride doesn’t become diluted. Fluoride varnish is painted on the teeth and cured by a UV light. Fluoride application is repeated multiple number of times from the age of 6 years to 13 years (once all permanent teeth have erupted).”