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Fluoride Treatment

What is Fluoride For?

Fluoride treatment is used as a protectant for your teeth to help fight against cavities. It works by strengthening the tooth’s enamel, which wears away over time and when exposed to cavity-causing bacteria.

Your dental hygienist may ask you what flavor you like best. We use a Fluoride Varnish technique. It is applied with a small brush and will harden when in contact with saliva, so you can eat and drink immediately after.

With this extra layer of protection on your teeth, applied after a full cleaning, your smile will be protected for months to come.

Fluoride treatments can help with tooth sensitivity and aid in preventing future cavities.

Tooth sensitivity usually occurs as the tooth’s natural enamel wears away. A fluoride treatment, in which the fluoride is applied directly to the tooth, will reduce sensitivity and strengthen the tooth.

If you are interested in having a cleaning and a fluoride treatment to better protect your smile, call the Durham office of Glazer Dental today!