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Fluoride Therapy in Escondido

Family of four brushing teeth togetherIn our office, fluoride therapy is an important, but optional part of our prevention program. We design a personalized preventive program for each of our patients – both children and adults – depending on their particular needs. Fluoride therapy is an effective part of a prevention program.

Listed below are some of the ways fluoride is used. One or more of these therapies may be used, depending on each person’s needs.

  • Topical Fluoride Professional Treatments: Fluoride can be applied to the surfaces of the teeth in the form of a rinse, gel, or foam. A prescription dosage is used for best results. The fluoride is absorbed into the enamel surface to strengthen and harden it so that the surface becomes more resistant to tooth decay. Periodic application is necessary to be effective over the years.
  • Fluoride Varnish Application: Fluoride varnish is a protective coating that is painted on teeth to help prevent new cavities and to help stop cavities that have just started. It is used to protect the enamel. This therapy is ideal for children, especially young children since it is easy to apply and does not require the teeth to be dry.
  • At-Home Monitored Fluoride Therapy: Prescription strength fluoride application is used by both children and adults. This type of therapy is most often used to treat specific conditions such as chronic sensitivity, chronic dry mouth (xerostomia), Sjogren’s syndrome high oral acidity, high incidence of tooth decay, or to protect mouths with a substantial amount of dental work. Topical application of fluoride can be used during chemotherapy treatments also.
  • Fluoride Supplementation: The best fluoride protection occurs while the enamel is forming on the developing teeth of children. Systemic fluoride is available through community water supplies that either have naturally occurring levels of fluoride that are optimal or have had fluoride added to reach optimal levels. However, to be effective, fluoride must be ingested daily. When appropriate, fluoride supplements in the form of a tablet or liquid vitamins containing fluoride are very effective. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral and is a proven preventive and therapeutic agent for children and adults of all ages.

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