Fluoride

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For decades, fluoride has been a helpful part of preventive care in the field of dentistry. Fluoride is scientifically proven to help prevent cavities. It hardens and remineralizes small imperfections in teeth, while also interacting with calcium and minerals that exist in your saliva to help stave off tooth decay.

Who should consider fluoride treatments?

Fluoride is an important part of the preventive care program at SC Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. It is recommended for children, to safeguard their oral health as they develop. Administering fluoride treatments when a person is young diminishes the risk of significant tooth decay later in life. Tooth decay impacts as much as 80 percent of Americans by the time they turn 17 years old.

However, people of any age can benefit from fluoride treatments. We also recommend fluoride treatments for patients who consume non-fluoridated water such as well water or bottled water.

Types of fluoride treatments

We have professional fluoride treatments available.  We use a fluoride varnish, which can be administered in our office. A fluoride treatment takes just a few minutes to administer and, following the treatment, patients are recommended not to drink hot beverages or eat anything hard.

Custom fluoride trays for at-home use can be prescribed for patients at a particularly high risk of tooth decay because of their diet, genetic factors or water supply. A member of the professional and courteous staff at SC Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry will take an impression of your teeth, using it to custom-design your fluoride tray. The impressions allow fluoride trays to have a perfect fit on your teeth, guaranteeing all tooth surfaces to receive the maximum amount of fluoride.

Any professional or at-home fluoride treatments should only be administered as a supplement to a comprehensive at-home oral hygiene regimen of brushing and flushing.

Stop tooth decay before it starts. Contact the office of SC Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry at (864) 647-9000 to learn more about our fluoride treatments.

SC Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry provides total oral health care to patients living in the areas of Oconee County, Clemson, & Seneca SC.

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