Fluoride Treatment in Guelph
Fluoride treatment is an effective way to prevent cavities and strengthen tooth enamel. Our dentists carefully apply a concentrated fluoride solution to your teeth, providing a long-lasting protection against tooth decay.
What is fluoride treatment?
Before we dive into fluoride treatment, it’s important to understand, what is fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally within the rocks and it is released from the rocks into the soil and water where we absorb it naturally from the environment. Fluoride treatment is simply applying a fluoride solution to the patients teeth which can help strengthen the teeth and protect it from rotting and decaying. It is proven to be effective in preventing and reversing tooth decay.
What are the different types of fluoride treatments?
There are two types of fluoride treatment, these include topical and systemic. Topical fluoride treatment are applied onto the teeth by a hygienist or a dentist whereas systemic fluoride is ingested in the form of supplements.
What are the benefits of fluoride treatment?
Fluoride is a mineral that’s naturally present in our foods, water and environment. We ingest it by drinking fluoridated water. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay and cavities and It also strengthens tooth enamel, making it harder for bacteria to cause decay.
There are many benefits of fluoride treatment which includes:
- Strengthening teeth against cavities and tooth decay
- Preventing oral diseases such as gingivitis (gum disease) and periodontal disease (gum disease)
- Preventing tooth decay
How much does fluoride treatment cost?
The cost of fluoride treatment depends on several factors, including the number of treatments you need and the type of fluoride treatment. The average cost of fluoride treatment from a dentist can range from $40-200 per application, depending on your location, the type of fluoride used, and whether or not you have dental insurance. It’s important to consult your insurance provider to see if you are covered for the treatment. This can help make the cost manageable.
What are the side effects of fluoride treatment?
Fluoride is generally a safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay, it is generally safe but some side effects include:
- Stained teeth or yellowing of the teeth
- Facial pain or headaches
- Tooth discolouration
- Enamel fluorosis
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