Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride Treatment

Your tooth enamel is extremely strong and does an excellent job of protecting your smile. But it can be worn away over by substances in your diet and the plaque on your teeth. Our dentists and team at Merchant Square Dental can provide you with fluoride treatments in Warwick, New York, to keep your tooth enamel strong. If you want to plan a visit with Dr. Syed Masihuddin or Dr. Pankaj Puri to see if this treatment would be right for you, call our office at 845-986-1732.

Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods. While you receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from using toothpaste with fluoride, we may recommend fluoride treatment to further strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities.

Fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth and protect them from tooth decay. As you eat and drink throughout the day, bacteria, sugars and acids constantly attack and demineralize the enamel of your teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize tooth enamel, preventing tooth decay and cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen teeth as they develop to make sure they are strong and healthy. This makes fluoride very important for children as their teeth grow in.

Our dentists and team members may recommend professional fluoride treatment during your regular dental checkup. We may suggest further fluoride treatment if your teeth are prone to decay or if you are not receiving a sufficient amount of fluoride from other sources. Professional fluoride is available in the form of a gel, varnish or foam. Fluoride treatment is just one of the ways our team helps you keep your smile healthy for a lifetime. For more information about preventive dentistry and the benefits of fluoride, we welcome you to contact us today. We are eager to care for your smile!

frequently asked questions

Fluoride treatment is typically applied topically to the teeth during a dental visit. The dentist or dental hygienist may use a brush, swab, tray, or mouth rinse to apply the fluoride solution to the teeth, ensuring thorough coverage of all tooth surfaces.

The frequency of fluoride treatment depends on individual factors such as age, oral health status, and risk factors for tooth decay. For most patients, fluoride treatment is recommended every six months during routine dental check-ups and cleanings.

Yes, fluoride treatment is safe when used as directed by a dentist or dental professional. The concentration of fluoride used in dental products and treatments is carefully regulated to provide maximum benefits while minimizing the risk of adverse effects.

Yes, fluoride treatment can be beneficial for adults, especially those with a high risk of tooth decay or certain medical conditions that increase the risk of dental problems. Adults may also benefit from fluoride treatment to protect against tooth sensitivity and enamel erosion.