Fluoride Treatment Overview
The American Dental Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), and the World Health Organization (WHO) have all written about the positive effects fluoride has on teeth. Fluoride is a mineral that can be found naturally in water, soil, and some foods that help strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay. Cities with fluoride in their drinking water have also reported a reduction in tooth decay in local residents. At Made Ya Smile in Cypress, TX, our practitioners recommend fluoride treatments during your biannual cleaning appointments to give you and your family the best preventive care possible. To learn more about the benefits of fluoride, you can call our clinic to schedule an appointment.
"5 Star Treatment! Nina did an excellent job with x-rays and she was nice. I appreciate the speed and honesty of Mrs. B. Dr. Dan was very informative as to care of my teeth. Overall great experience for today!"- P.G. / Google / Mar 06, 2020
"Great dentist !! I recommend everyone coming here"- L.B. / Google / Mar 04, 2020
"I was very impressed with the level of professionalism, skill set and friendliness of the office and staff. Dr. Dan and his assistant Jessica took really good care of me. I will recommend this office to everyone."- L.C. / Google / Feb 23, 2020
"From the time I entered to the time I departed, I experienced excellent service. Ms. Bernie was the first receptionist that I encountered she was very warm and friendly and she answered all my questions. Then I met the dental assistant Nena, also warm and friendly . She walked me through each process very carefully and put me at ease. Nena then introduce me to Ms. Bee, the Hygienist who again very warm and friendly. Ms. Bee walked me through her process carefully, again putting me at ease. Dr. Dan also very nice, gave me more details about what was needed and why. Dr. Dan, Ms. Bee and Nena was very gentle with needle. That speaks volumes coming from someone like me who up until now had a phobia about the Denver for many years. Alex was the last receptionist I met who was also very warm and friendly. No one was pushy about having anything done that may have been unnecessary. I love this place. They did "Make me smile". My new dental office, the Cypress location."- L.D. / Google / Feb 19, 2020
"Great experience, Alex at the front desk was very helpful, especially for the ones that come in without insurance nor enough money. Dr. Dan was great, fast. Best of all completely painless. Definitely reccomend."- E.H. / Google / Feb 19, 2020
Best Candidates for Fluoride Treatment
While patients of any age can benefit from fluoride, the dentists at Made Ya Smile typically recommend this treatment for younger patients as their teeth are still developing. Adults who have a history of dental decay or who have exposed roots as a result of gum recession may also be good candidates. Those with no access to fluoridated drinking water should also consider professional or at-home fluoride treatments, reducing their risk of cavities and other more serious dental problems. If you have incipient decay or early carious lesions, ask one of our general dentists how fluoride can help you. At Made Ya Smile, we provide fast and efficient treatments in varnish, foam, or gel form with many flavors to choose from. Our Cypress, TX practitioners may suggest fluoride supplements or prescription-strength toothpaste for taking care of your teeth at home.
What to Expect with Fluoride Treatment
Most patients will have an in-office fluoride treatment during their twice-yearly dental cleaning or annual dental examination at our Cypress, TX office. Once our staff cleans your teeth, we will apply the fluoride using either a foam, gel, or paint-on varnish. The varnish is brushed over the surfaces of your teeth, into the grooves, and in between the teeth through the saliva. The gel and foam treatments use mouth trays that keep the fluoride on your teeth for 1 – 4 minutes before using suction to remove it. Afterward, the staff at Made Ya Smile will provide instructions for taking care of your smile moving forward.
Fluoride Treatment Follow-Up
For best results, we recommend you avoid food or drink for a half-hour following your appointment. If we used the varnish during your treatment, we also suggest avoiding hard or crunchy food for a few hours. This gives your enamel more time to stay in contact with and absorb the fluoride. Swallowing fluoride is harmful to children, so we ask that you keep a close watch over your child following their appointment, and to make sure they do not use any prescription or over-the-counter fluoride supplements. As a preventive treatment, fluoride is excellent for maintaining a healthy, bright smile for life. The dentists at Made Ya Smile hope to encourage patients to follow their own oral hygiene routine in Cypress, TX with brushing and flossing.
Fluoride Treatment Insurance Coverage
As a preventive care procedure, fluoride treatments are often covered at least in part by a dental insurance provider. Our team at Made Ya Smile will contact your insurer and determine if you have any out-of-pocket costs. We're always happy to help you understand your benefits and claims. Those who are not covered by insurance can still get a professional fluoride treatment as we accept many different forms of payment in Cypress, TX. Ask us about paying through one of our convenient third-party options.
The professionals at Made Ya Smile help patients of every age enjoy healthy, happy smiles and excellent oral health. Professional fluoride treatments are just one way to prevent cavities and tooth decay from forming later in life. To learn more about preventive dental care for adults, teens, and young children in the Cypress, TX area, or to hear more about the services we offer, feel free to contact one of our friendly team members today.