• Fluoride Treatments

  • Even a small amount of fluoride can help you avoid cavities and help repair teeth in the early stages of decaying. For optimum results, use a topical fluoride treatment.

    Our team at Dental Group at Polaris provides topical fluoride treatments to the greater Lewis Center area. Fluoride treatments are a fast and effective way to fight tooth decay.

    How does fluoride help my teeth?

    When you are born, your teeth have not yet surfaced. Using products that have fluoride in them like toothpastes and mouthwashes help create a solid foundation for your teeth to grow and strengthens tooth enamel. Stronger enamel helps your teeth fight against tooth decay.

    Once your teeth have surfaced, fluoride helps restore tooth enamel that has become weak overtime and combat early stages of tooth decay. Certain products, foods, and drinks that contain fluoride provide immediate benefits. When drinking a product containing fluoride, each sip coats your teeth with fluoride. When eating foods with fluoride, when you chew the fluoride combines with your saliva and continuously coasts your teeth.

    Do I need a professional fluoride treatment?

    Professional fluoride treatments are a good way to help fight cavities. Some individuals are more prone to cavities and could benefit greatly from professional treatments. Cavities are more frequent due to:

    • Genetics
    • Particular structure of teeth
    • Daily activities
    • Active cavities
    • Drug abuse
    • Excessive consumption of alcohol
    • Poor oral hygiene
    • Eating disorders
    • Not going to the dentist routinely
    • High levels of cavity-causing bacteria
    • Fillings
    • Head and neck radiation therapy
    • Poor diet
    • Tooth roots exposed
    • Defects of tooth enamel
    • Dry mouth

    We will apply a foam, gel, solution, or finish onto your teeth to keep them strong and protect against additional decaying.

    How do I take care of my teeth after a professional fluoride treatment?

    Home Care

    While fluoride treatments can help prevent teeth from decaying, you can still adopt issues if you neglect proper oral hygiene. We highly recommend brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least one daily. For best results, we suggest using products that have the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.

    Regular Visits

    Routine dental checkups are essential for optimal oral hygiene. To best prevent tooth decay, plaque should be treated removed professionally. While every patient is unique, the American Dental Association suggests going to the dentist at least two times a year.

    Dietary Guidelines

    Maintaining a nutritious and healthy diet improves your oral and overall health. You can better protect and improve your oral health by drinking and eating foods containing fluoride.

    Our team at Dental Group at Polaris is happy to offer you guidance when it comes to fluoride treatments. We are proudly serve the Lewis Center, Columbus, Powell, Westerville, Galena, and other nearby communities.

    Let us help protect you from tooth decay with our fluoride treatments. We look forward to serving you and helping you get the healthy smile you deserve.