Fluoride ApplicationSalih ÖNDER
Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps build strong teeth and prevent cavities. It supports healthy tooth enamel and fights bacteria that damage teeth and gums. It restores lost minerals to tooth enamel and prevents harmful bacteria from accumulating in the mouth.
Fluorid applications are one of the most basic oral health treatments that have been applied all over the world and at the Dental Group Hospitadent branches for many years. Fluoride administration is particularly helpful if the risk of developing dental caries is high.
How is Fluoride Application Made?
Fluoride applications can be considered in two ways as topical applications applied directly to the tooth without swallowing, and systemic applications with water/dietary supplements. However, studies have shown that topical applications are much more effective.
The substances applied to the teeth during fluoride applications contain much more fluoride than the toothpaste. Dentists apply professional fluoride treatments in the form of highly concentrated rinses, foams, gels or varnishes. Treatment can be done topically by painting the tooth with a brush or rinsing with a mouthwash. The application is quite simple and can be completed in just a few minutes. You may be asked to refrain from eating or drinking after treatment, usually for 30 minutes, so that the fluoride can be fully absorbed by the teeth.
What is Fluoride Varnish?
Fluoride varnish is a dental treatment that prevents, slows or helps prevent tooth decay. The varnish application is made with fluoride, a mineral that can strengthen tooth enamel. Although fluoride varnish applications are protective, they may not prevent dental caries 100%. With practice, brushing using the right amount of toothpaste, flossing regularly, getting regular dental care, and eating a healthy diet can help prevent decay.
What are the Advantages of Fluorid Application?
Fluoride works by restoring tooth surfaces where bacteria have eroded tooth enamel. It can also inhibit the growth of harmful oral bacteria. Thanks to fluoride applications, even if your dentist cannot remove the decay, it creates a stronger outer surface on your teeth and prevents the penetration of tooth decay into the deeper parts of the teeth.
When to Apply Fluoride to Children?
If your child is under the age of 3, professional fluoride application cannot be done and it is recommended to brush their teeth only with close supervision. The toothpaste should cover less than half of the bristles or be no larger than a grain of rice. In order to support dental health and prevent caries, local fluoride applications can be made with regular physician controls from the age of 3 years.
Is Fluoride Application Harmful?
Fluoride applications provide significant benefits to both children and adults in terms of dental health. Major studies have found that children and adolescents who have been on fluoride therapy for one year are 43 percent less likely to suffer from tooth decay.
Fluoride application applied by specialist physicians is completely safe for human health. The Fluor Status Report, published by the Turkish Dental Association in 2016, revealed that the Fluorid applications made by dentists are not at a dose that will harm human health and are completely safe.
How Long Does Fluoride Application Take?
Fluorid application is an application that ends in a single session. However, the net time is determined after the examination of the Pedodontist Physicians.
Is Fluoride Application Safe?
Fluoride varnish application is safe. Only a small amount of fluoride is used in the application and is not swallowed during application. The varnish is applied quickly and hardens quickly on the tooth. Brushing can be done 4 to 12 hours after the application. Some fluoride varnishes can temporarily change the color of teeth for a short time. However, immediately after brushing the fluoride varnish, the teeth return to their normal color.
Fluoride varnish applications at Hospitadent branches equipped with state-of-the-art equipment are completely safe and used by dentists and doctors around the world to help prevent tooth decay. You can have the Fluorid application done at all Hospitadent branches.