Are you prone to getting cavities? Even if you’re not, it may be a good idea to ask Dr. Bandy about getting a fluoride treatment during your next appointment. Most municipalities add fluoride to their public drinking water supplies to aid good oral health. But a professional fluoride treatment at the dentist provides an extra layer of protection so you can maintain a healthy smile for life.
It’s important to remember that a fluoride treatment is not a replacement for brushing and flossing. Rather, it’s a supplement to your oral hygiene routine. When combined with routine teeth cleanings and oral exams, you greatly reduce your risk of cavities and other oral health issues. This saves you both money and pain in the long run.
A fluoride treatment only takes one visit to our office. In fact, we may be able to fit the procedure into your next teeth cleaning appointment with us. During the procedure, we may apply the fluoride in the form of a rinse, foam, gel, or varnish.
What makes our fluoride products different from what you can buy at the store is the concentration. A professional fluoride treatment at our office has a much higher concentration of fluoride than any toothpaste or rinse you could get over the counter. That’s what makes it so effective.
After your appointment, we may ask you to refrain from eating and drinking for 30 minutes. This will give the fluoride enough time to soak into the enamel so you reap the full benefits of the procedure.
Dr. David Bandy is an experienced family dentist in Holly, Michigan. He’s also accepting new patients and would be more than happy to welcome you to our practice. To request an appointment, please call Bandy Dental at (248) 634-9251. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.