Over time, your smile can weaken due to a lack of enamel in your teeth, causing a number of oral health issues if left untreated. Here at Pleasant Dental, PC, we offer fluoride treatment to strengthen and support your smile! If you would like to learn more about fluoride treatment in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, we welcome you to schedule a visit with our excellent dentist, Dr. Angie Forsberg. Contact us today at 515-262-5276!
As a treatment used to help prevent tooth decay, fluoride treatment can greatly benefit the state of your oral health. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens the enamel of your teeth, effectively slowing down the risks of developing tooth decay. We recommend this treatment for all our patients to help them reduce the chance of their teeth developing infections and cavities, which often lead to more expensive treatments and restorations.
During your appointment, our dentist can apply a fluoride varnish or gel over your teeth, completing the treatment in mere minutes. The fluoride is painted onto your teeth with a small brush, and the fluoride eventually hardens as it comes into contact with the saliva in your mouth. To preserve the fluoride as it hardens and adheres to your teeth, we recommend that you avoid hot foods and liquids and do not brush or floss your teeth for at least six hours.
This treatment can be applied every six to 12 months to maintain the overall strength of your tooth enamel and keep your smile in top condition. To learn more about fluoride treatment, you are welcome to contact us today and schedule an appointment. We are eager for the opportunity to meet with you!