Professional fluoride treatments are an important part of your child’s preventive care visit. Unlike fluoride treatments of the past, Denali Pediatric Dentistry uses fluoride varnishes that have the added benefit of:
- Longer-lasting applications
- Reduced tooth sensitivity
- Maximum remineralization of enamel
- Decreased risk of tooth decay
Hours of Benefits
Fluoride varnish has a thick texture, which allows it to cling to the surface of the teeth for several hours after the application. This allows it to keep working until the next time your child brushes her teeth, when previous fluoride treatments only lasted about 30 minutes.
If your child is extremely susceptible to tooth decay, undergoing orthodontic treatment or has weak enamel, we may prescribe a fluoride treatment to be used at home each day. For best results apply the fluoride after brushing and flossing just before bed, without eating or drinking anything afterward.
Before we apply the fluoride treatment, we will make sure to take digital x-rays to get a better look at your child’s teeth.