Including a Fluoride Treatment in Your Dental Checkup Helps Your Teeth Resist Future Cavities

Posted Dec 30 2017

Your regularly scheduled dental checkups play an important role in helping to preserve good oral health and remove bacterial deposits. This includes a thorough dental cleaning as well as a comprehensive dental exam to catch any developing signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancer.

If your checkup at Michele S Tratos’s dental offices reveals signs of tooth enamel erosion Dr. Michele S Tratos might recommend administering a fluoride treatment. This will help to rejuvenate some of the mineral density of your tooth enamel to help your teeth better resist tooth decay.

The treatment involves applying a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel to special mouth shaped trays. They will be inserted into your mouth with a suction wand to catch any excess saliva or stray fluoride gel.

It would help to avoid eating or drinking anything for at least half an hour after the fluoride treatment. This will help maximize the concentrated fluoride’s ability to saturate your teeth.

It’s important to note that a fluoride treatment is a preventative measure. It is not an effective treatment strategy for an existing cavity. If Dr. Michele S Tratos detects an area of tooth decay he will help you understand your treatment options. This might involve installing a dental filling or performing a dental crown restoration.

If you live in Las Vegas, Nevada, and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 702-369-8730 to schedule an appointment at Michele S Tratos’s dental offices.