Piedmont Dental @ Lake Anna has a New Name! We are proudly known as Smile Lake Anna and are excited to continue to deliver EXCEPTIONAL dental care to our returning and new patients!

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5205 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA

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(540) 895-7330

Fluoride Treatments

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Fluoride Treatment in Spotsylvania, VA

At Smile Lake Anna, we offer comprehensive dental care to keep your teeth healthy and strong. When your child comes in for a dental visit, we may use fluoride to strengthen your child’s tooth enamel and prevent harmful dental decay in children. The fluoride is easily absorbed by the enamel to quickly begin strengthening and protecting the teeth immediately after the application. 

Fluoride Treatments For Kids

Fluoride is an essential nutrient found naturally in many foods. It strengthens tooth enamel and helps prevent tooth decay. Sometimes, we can’t get enough fluoride intake from natural sources, so we recommend that kids get their fluoride treatment to help protect their dental health.

Professional fluoride treatment is common among children who have had early childhood caries or other conditions that put them at risk for tooth decay. The procedure involves applying a thin layer of fluoride on the surface of the teeth. Fluoride strengthens the outer surface of the tooth, which makes it harder for bacteria to cause cavities.

Fluoride Treatment for Adults

We may also recommend fluoride varnish applications for adults, especially if you are at high risk for decay or cavities, or if you have gum recession. If you’ve had treatment for periodontal disease, fluoride can help prevent future decay.

How Does the Treatment Work?

Your child’s developing teeth need protection from harmful substances. One way to do this is through fluoride treatments. When fluoride products are applied to your child’s primary teeth or permanent teeth, it restores important minerals that may have eroded due to bacteria.

There are several types of fluoride dental treatments available, but we typically use a topical gel as treatment for children. This fluoride varnish is applied directly to your teeth to restore important minerals that may have eroded due to bacteria & protect the enamel from decay.

Benefits of Fluoride Treatments

The benefits of fluoride varnish treatments include:

Strengthens tooth enamel

Protect against gum disease

Prevent tooth decay (dental caries)

Reduce tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures

It is recommended that your child receive fluoride treatment at least once per year.

Fluoride Treatment Procedure

A topical fluoride treatment is a short procedure that takes just a few minutes. Here’s what the process looks like:

  1. First, your hygienist will clean your teeth and mouth thoroughly.
  2. Next, we will mix a special gel-like solution called fluoride varnish. The mixture contains fluoride and a thickening agent. Your hygienist will then coat the mixture onto your tooth surfaces with the use of a brush or swab.
  3. Then, the fluoride varnish hardens.

Oral Health Tips for Healthy Teeth

Here are some tips to keep your mouth healthy after fluoride dental treatment:

  • Brush twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Floss at least once per day.
  • Avoid eating foods high in sugar, such as candy, soda, and juice.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleaning.

Interested in Dental Fluoride Procedure? Contact us Today

At Smile Lake Anna, we offer various types of fluoride dental treatments to help you and your child build strong teeth that are free from tooth decay. If you want to learn more about fluoride dental treatment, contact us today and schedule a consultation with one of our health professionals.