For many kids and adults with poor oral hygiene habits, tooth decay and cavities are highly likely to develop. To help strengthen weakened or developing teeth, we offer fluoride treatment at William G. Ziecina D.D.S., P.C. Professional fluoride treatment is applied topically to remineralize tooth enamel. This naturally occurring element is often added to tap water and oral care products. However, your Shelby Township dentist uses a professional concentration of the mineral for maximum effectiveness. Fluoride treatment in Shelby Township will safely protect your teeth against decay. At William G. Ziecina D.D.S., P.C., we use fluoride gel, varnish or foam in a variety of flavors to safeguard your smile.
Your dentist in Shelby Township will usually give a fluoride treatment every six months. Typically, the application is performed after a bi-annual teeth cleaning and exam. But, it may be suggested on a different schedule. Once your teeth are clean and dry, the mineral is painted on and allowed to penetrate for 1–4 minutes. To make the procedure more pleasant, you will have the choice of several flavors. Once the time is up, the fluoride should be expelled carefully from the mouth.
Patients who receive a fluoride treatment should not eat, drink or smoke for at least 30 minutes after leaving the office. This will allow the substance to penetrate the enamel completely. If you accidentally swallow a small amount of fluoride, you may experience nausea, but this will be short-lived. There is no danger unless the mineral is ingested in high doses. At William G. Ziecina D.D.S., P.C., your dentist in Shelby Township will provide a safe dose of fluoride,
Fluoride treatments are a preventative dentistry procedure that is often covered by insurance for patients aged six months to 16 years of age, two times per year. For adults, the coverage may vary. Please call William G. Ziecina D.D.S., P.C. and we will confirm what treatments and procedures are policy covers. Patients without insurance coverage should inquire about our affordable payment plans and financing options. Contact our dental office in Shelby Township today to discuss your options.