Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay. In children under 6 years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth. Fluoride also helps speed remineralization as well as disrupts acid production in already erupted teeth of both children and adults.

Fluoride is found in foods and in water. It can also be directly applied to the teeth through fluoridated toothpaste and mouth rinses. Mouth rinses containing fluoride in lower strengths are available over-the-counter; stronger concentrations require a doctor’s prescription. Our office can also apply fluoride to the teeth as a gel, foam, or varnish. These treatments contain a much higher level of fluoride than the amount found in toothpastes and mouth rinses. Varnishes are painted on the teeth; foams are put into a mouth guard, which is applied to the teeth for one to four minutes; gels can be painted on or applied via a mouth guard. Fluoride supplements are also available as liquids and tablets and must be prescribed.

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  • 780 Cedar Lane
  • Teaneck, NJ 07666
  • Telephone: (201) 836-5333
  • Fax: (201) 836-1991
  • E-mail: Bfdentalpc2014@gmail.com

Our Office Hours:

  • Monday: 8:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 to 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 to 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Every other Saturday: 8:30 to 1 pm

BF Dental Professionals