Fluoride Treatment in Belton, TX

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What Are Fluoride Treatments?

Fluoride, a naturally occurring substance, is recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) as a credible and reliable preventive dentistry treatment that has proven effective in preventing tooth decay. People who live in cities that have added fluoride to their water supply often have a reduced risk of tooth decay and stronger teeth overall. At ACE Dental of Belton, we proudly offer fluoride treatments during dental cleanings and exams. Professional fluoride treatments may help adults and children enjoy stronger teeth and healthier smiles for life. Learn more about the oral health benefits of fluoride when you visit our friendly Belton, TX team!

Who Is a Good Candidate for Fluoride Treatments?

Although they're most commonly recommended for young patients with underdeveloped hygiene routines, fluoride treatments may also be recommended for adults whose drinking water is not treated with fluoride or who may be at a higher risk of tooth decay. Fluoride treatments minimize tooth sensitivity and protect exposed tooth roots for patients with gum disease or gum recession. For patients undergoing orthodontic care with traditional metal braces, optimal oral hygiene can be difficult, so these patients often benefit from professional fluoride treatments. 

How Is Dental Fluoride Applied?

Approximately every six months, following a dental cleaning, ACE Dental of Belton performs fluoride treatments for many patients. Our practice offers different flavors for children to choose from to make the treatment enjoyable for younger patients. Once your cleaning is complete, the fluoride treatment will be prepared as a foam, gel, rinse, or varnish and applied to your teeth. You will need to keep the solution on your teeth for around 1 – 4 minutes while it penetrates the enamel of each tooth. Finally, the fluoride will be removed and your mouth will be suctioned. At times, we recommend that you avoid rinsing, eating, or drinking for around 30 minutes to allow the fluoride additional time to treat the teeth.

What Can I Expect After a Fluoride Application?

Fluoride can cause nausea if accidentally swallowed during treatment. If this does happen, the nausea will generally subside naturally within 24 hours of the treatment. One of our dentists may prescribe fluoride supplements to be used at home in some unique circumstances. It's important to remember that fluoride can be toxic in large doses, so adults are advised to use caution and prevent children from using fluoride-based toothpaste or supplements unsupervised. Fluoride treatments strengthen the teeth and protect against tooth decay, but patients should still maintain good oral hygiene at home and attend regularly scheduled dental cleanings and exams at our Belton, TX facility.

Is Fluoride Covered by Dental Insurance?

Most providers cover the cost of fluoride treatments as a preventive dentistry service. However, our ACE Dental of Belton team will check your benefits ahead of time and determine whether you should expect any out-of-pocket cost for the treatment. For patients who are uninsured or underinsured, our team proudly accepts a number of convenient payment options and can help you to attain medical financing in some situations. 

Fight Tooth Decay With Preventive Care

To help your family maintain healthy and strong smiles, consider professional fluoride treatments at ACE Dental of Belton. Our team of highly experienced dentists provides fluoride treatments to adults and children alike to protect and strengthen smiles. Contact our Belton, TX office today to learn more about adding a fluoride treatment to your next dental visit!

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