It’s no secret that fluoride helps to maintain healthy teeth, which is why our Aventura, FL practice offers fluoride treatments. This is an effective and affordable way to prevent cavities and repair microscopic damage to the enamel. We offer several options such as prescription-strength fluoride toothpaste and varnishes. To learn more, call Aventura Dental Center to schedule an appointment with seasoned dentist Dr. David Bistritz.
What to Expect
Fluoride treatments are usually given every six months after the initial dental cleaning/exam or as recommended by Dr. Bistritz. The clean teeth are dried to avoid diluting the strength of the fluoride, then the treatment is administered as a gel, foam, or paint-on varnish that is left on for 1 – 4 minutes. To make fluoride treatments more pleasant, Dr. Bistritz will typically have you chose a flavor (like bubble gum or cherry) and add it to the treatment. Once complete, Dr. Bistritz will have you spit and rinse thoroughly.
To make sure the fluoride effectively penetrates the enamel, you should not drink, eat, or smoke for at least 30 minutes after your fluoride treatment. Swallowing any of the fluoride may cause temporary nausea, but this should not last more than 24 hours. While fluoride can be dangerous in high doses, Dr. Bistritz will take care to give each patient a safe amount of fluoride in their office and home treatment.
Fluoride treatments are considered a preventive measure, and are usually covered by insurance for children between six months and 16 years old twice a year as their teeth are developing. Insurance coverage for adult fluoride treatments vary, so our office will confirm your policy benefits and determine your expenses. For patients who aren't covered or don't have dental insurance, our office offers several payment options and financing plans.
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Fight with Fluoride
To help children's developing teeth or adults who are prone to cavities, a professional fluoride treatment after your dental exam and cleaning can strengthen and protect dental enamel. Call our office to schedule a fluoride treatment. It can do wonders for your teeth and decrease your risk of cavities and decay for better oral health.