Fluoride Treatment in Jupiter, FL
Fluoride is important for your teeth because it protects the natural minerals that keep your teeth healthy. Smiles Dentistry in Jupiter, Florida, led by Sharada Kacham, DDS, offers fluoride treatments for children, teenagers, and adults who live in West Palm Beach and the surrounding communities in Palm Beach County.
What is a Fluoride Treatment?
Sugar, plaque, and bacteria are acidic substances that break down the enamel of your teeth. Without enamel to protect them, your teeth lose minerals that keep your teeth healthy. Fluoride is proven to re-mineralize teeth and prevent the damage caused by plaque and other acidic substances. Dr. Kacham recommends fluoride treatments to patients who show signs of enamel loss and may, therefore, be at risk for developing oral health problems, such as tooth decay and cavities.
Fluoride Treatment Benefits and Treatment Options
Our fluoride treatments help with:
- Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages
- Enamel erosion
- Early signs of tooth decay
- Chronic cavities caused by poor oral hygiene
Why is a Fluoride Treatment Necessary?
Without fluoride to help replenish the minerals in your teeth, everyday foods can cause extensive damage to your enamel and dentin. Over time, the inside of your tooth decays, and you may need a tooth extraction.
What is the Procedure for a Fluoride Treatment?
Fluoride treatments can be performed at home or in our office, depending on the type of treatment that is needed. At home, treatments include rinses and toothpaste that are higher in fluoride than over-the-counter products. Our in-office procedure involves applying a fluoride gel to the teeth. Once the gel dries, the fluoride penetrates into the tooth, providing months of protection.
Preparing for a Fluoride Treatment
Before your fluoride treatment, your teeth will need to be cleaned to remove any food particles and plaque.
Recovery from a Fluoride Treatment
After your fluoride treatment, you should avoid eating and drinking for at least one hour.
How Much Does a Fluoride Treatment Cost in Jupiter?
Fluoride treatments are covered by dental insurance. After your consultation, we will provide a cost of your treatment, including what we anticipate your insurance to pay and your estimated out-of-pocket expenses. You can pay your portion of the cost with cash, personal check, and credit card. We also accept CareCredit®, a lending company that offers medical and dental financing.
Is a Fluoride Treatment Right for Me?
Fluoride treatments are safe for patients of all ages.
Help your teeth stay healthy and beautiful with a fluoride treatment at Smiles Dentistry. If you live in Palm Beach County, including Jupiter and West Palm Beach, contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Sharada Kacham, DDS.