Edgewater, MD Dentist
We offer fluoride treatment to prevent tooth decay for our patients. According to the ADA, fluoride intake is often recommended for infants and children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years. During this time, primary and permanent teeth are developing.
Adults who are at risk for dental decay or cavities may also benefit from fluoride treatment. When creating your individualized treatment plan, Dr. Doring will discuss whether fluoride treatment may be right for you.
Fluoride is applied to the teeth in a varnish form using a brush or in a topical form using a swab. The process takes only a few minutes but can be highly effective in helping to prevent decay. Fluoride works by making the tooth more resistant to the build-up of decay causing plaque and sugars. It can also speed re-mineralization as well as disrupt acid erosion in teeth.
In addition to receiving fluoride treatment at our dental office, it can be applied to the teeth through fluoridated toothpastes and mouth rinses. Mouth rinses containing fluoride in lower strengths are available over-the-counter. However, stronger mouth rinses can be prescribed.
We strive to provide you with the highest quality care, including the use of fluoride. For more information or to request an appointment, contact us.