Why Get Fluoride Treatments?
Fluoride is a natural mineral, which is found in some foods and liquids. As a bonus, dentists often apply it to the enamel for a number of reasons. Fluoride is known to fight off decay by making the enamel less susceptible to acids and even reinforce the tooth's structure to help reverse the initial stages of cavities. In fact, communities that put fluoride in their water supply commonly have fewer cases of cavities among their population. The benefits of fluoride are recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) and other important societies. At R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A., we are thrilled to perform routine fluoride treatments for adults and children of all ages. To learn more about the ways fluoride may improve your oral wellness, contact us for a consultation with dentist Dr. Asher Henegar in Colorado Springs, CO.
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What to Expect From Fluoride Treatments
R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. provides a variety of fluoride types to make fluoride treatments as easy as possible for everyone. Fluoride treatments are often recommended twice a year right after a cleaning and exam. Once your flavor is chosen, our staff will prep the fluoride as either a varnish, foam, gel, or liquid. The treatment will stay on the enamel for up to five minutes. To attain optimal benefits from your fluoride session, you could need to wait no less than 30 minutes before eating and drinking. In a few situations, Dr. Henegar may give fluoride supplements or prescription fluoridated toothpaste for at-home use. Since fluoride could be hazardous in large volumes, adults need to be sure to keep fluoride substances away from younger patients. Though these treatments help to defend against cavities, it remains important to maintain a rigorous at-home dental routine and attend biannual dental exams and professional cleanings at our Colorado Springs, CO office so Dr. Henegar can check your total oral wellness.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $30 - $70
- How Long It Takes
- 30 Minutes – 1 Hour
Fight Tooth Decay wIth Fluoride Treatments
Keep up the health of your tooth enamel when you get fluoride applications at R. Asher Henegar, D.D.S., P.A. Dr. Henegar offers fluoride treatments for kids, teens, and adults to rebuild the teeth, shield from cavities, and minimize early signs of decay. Fluoride treatments are often covered under most dental insurance plans. We are happy to connect with your insurance company to verify, and we also offer a variety of other payment options. Call our office in Colorado Springs, CO to schedule a biannual cleaning with a fluoride application or to learn more about this excellent dental care procedure.