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Fluoride Treatments

in Leesburg, VA

Fluoride is a key ingredient in many toothpastes due to its ability to fight off cavities and strengthen tooth enamel. Fluoride treatments are a very simple and easy preventive service that can be added at the end of routine dental appointments to keep your teeth healthy and strong. While they are often recommended for children, fluoride treatments can be utilized by patients of all ages. Contact our office to learn more today!

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What does a fluoride treatment involve?

Fluoride treatments typically take place after a professional dental cleaning so that the teeth are clean and plaque-free. A thin layer of fluoride varnish is applied over the teeth, which contains a much higher concentration of fluoride than what is in toothpaste. It’s very important to avoid eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth for at least thirty minutes post-treatment so that the fluoride can be fully absorbed into the teeth. Waiting at least a few hours to brush your teeth is ideal but not totally necessary, and the varnish will not be noticeable to those around you.


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What are the benefits of fluoride treatments?

Fluoride treatments offer many benefits to patients who choose to utilize them. These benefits include:

  • Prevents Cavities from Occurring
  • Can Reverse Minor Tooth Decay
  • Strengthens Weak Tooth Enamel
  • Can Save Time and Money on Future Dental Work
  • Quick, Painless, and Inexpensive Treatment
  • Offers Long-Lasting Protection Between Dental Visits

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Is fluoride safe?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can be found in air, soil, water, and rocks. In small quantities, fluoride is safe for humans. In fact, many cities add fluoride to their water supplies to reduce tooth decay in their populations. It is unusual for patients to ingest dangerous levels of fluoride, and topical fluoride treatments are generally safe dental services that come with very minimal risks. If you have any other questions or concerns for our team regarding fluoride treatments, please let our team know, and we will be happy to assist.

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