About Fluoride Treatments
There are people who don't maintain a regular mouth care routine and this can trigger frequent disease and dental cavities. To aid growing or weakened teeth, a concentrated fluoride dose may be administered at DentalWorks - Carmel Village by our dentists in Charlotte, NC to fortify the enamel. Fluoride is a mineral that is frequently added to municipal water systems. In addition, it is also in typical dental products like toothpaste in small doses to build up the enamel. A professional fluoride treatment at DentalWorks - Carmel Village uses a safe, but concentrated dose of fluoride to shield the teeth against infection. Fluoride treatments can be applied in several forms (gel, foam, varnish) with two different choices of fluoride. This can be neutral sodium fluoride for individuals who have dry mouth and dental crowns, bridges, or dentures or acidulated phosphate fluoride for strong teeth.
"By far the best experience I’ve had at the dentist. I didn’t even have an appointment this place runs very smoothly I would recommend it to anyone. Went in for routine check found some cavities and crown work. They explained pefectly how having two insurances worked and set a schedule to take care of it all. Never thought I’d say I can’t wait to get back to the dentist, very friendly positive Experience"- N.B. / Google / Oct 29, 2017
"Everyone was nice, helpful, and very informative! I would recommend them to others."- K.M. / Google / Oct 16, 2017
"I'm always seen at earliest appt time. Great staff and freindly people. They care about their patients. A patient of record over 5 years. Liz the manager is a very professional person works hard to give you upmost care at reasonable cost. Evelyn Staley"- E.S. / Google / Oct 16, 2017
"By far the best experience I?ve had at the dentist. I didn?t even have an appointment this place runs very smoothly I would recommend it to anyone. Went in for routine check found some cavities and crown work. They explained pefectly how having two insurances worked and set a schedule to take care of it all. Never thought I?d say I can?t wait to get back to the dentist, very friendly positive Experience"- N.B. / Google / Oct 16, 2017
"Every single person that works at this location is absolutely amazing at what they do. I had to get a lot more then I thought done. Between the cost and the produres I need I was highly overwhelmed. But thanks to everyone there my anxiety went down and they stopped the pain I was in. I will continue seeing them and make sure to pass the word along to my family and friends"- V.T. / Google / Oct 16, 2017
What to Expect
Fluoride treatments are usually given bi-annually immediately after the patient's dental cleaning or as often as our dentists advise. The clean teeth are dried to stop lowering the amount of the fluoride, then the treatment is delivered to the patient as a paint-on varnish, gel, or foam that is allowed to penetrate for several minutes. To make fluoride treatments less unpleasant, our dentists will generally add a flavor chosen by the patient. Once the fluoride treatment is done, patients should be sure to spit all fluoride out of their mouth to stop negative effects after the procedure.
To make sure the treatment totally saturates the dental enamel, patients should not smoke, drink, or eat for at least a half hour after their fluoride appointment. Drinking any of the fluoride may produce mild upset stomach, but this should not last more than one day. While fluoride can be problematic in substantial concentrations, our dentists are cautious to give each adult or child a calculated dose of fluoride during their professional fluoride treatment at DentalWorks - Carmel Village.
In-office fluoride treatments are considered a cautionary treatment and are most often paid by the patient's insurance for patients who are under 16 years old bi-annually as their teeth are developing. Insurance coverage for an older patient who gets a in-office fluoride service fluctuates, so DentalWorks - Carmel Village will verify the patient's policy benefits and determine their amount of the bill. For patients who don't have dental insurance coverage, DentalWorks - Carmel Village offers various payment options and financing plans.
Plan Your Procedure
Fight with Fluoride
To assist children and teen's vulnerable teeth or adults who frequently get cavities, a professional fluoride treatment preceding a dental cleaning at DentalWorks - Carmel Village can strengthen the enamel. Ask our dentists about the advantages of fluoride treatments in DentalWorks - Carmel Village's Charlotte, NC office and prescription fluoride treatments for home use. This will help to remineralize the teeth and reduce the chance of infections and cavities for better mouth health.