Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that provides great benefits for teeth. One of the most effective methods for strengthening tooth enamel and preventing tooth decay is to receive supplemental fluoride applications. Our fluoride applications can be completed in a quick and easy process that only requires a couple of minutes. Many patients choose to receive this form of treatment alongside a complete dental checkup for convenience purposes.
Fluoride helps teeth in two major ways:
After a patient has received a fluoride application, they must make sure to not eat or drink anything for at least one hour. This allows their teeth to fully absorb the fluoride.
Patients receive fluoride applications for many reasons, such as:
Although supplemental fluoride applications are an excellent method for helping teeth remain strong and healthy, this treatment should never serve as a replacement for good oral hygiene. Patients must remember to brush and floss twice every day and to visit our practice at least twice per year for a complete dental checkup.
If you would like to learn more about how fluoride applications can improve the health of your teeth, please visit one of our eight locations in Zebulon, Knightdale, Clayton, Cary, Louisburg, Benson, Raleigh or Leesville. You may call us to schedule an appointment.