about fluoride treatments
Fluoride's importance to dental health has been shown by the ADA (American Dental Association), the World Health Organization (WHO), the American Medical Association (AMA), and other professional organizations. Cities that add fluoride to their water supply have fewer problems with tooth decay and cavities. A natural mineral found in some food and the earth's crust, fluoride builds up teeth and bones. Professional fluoride treatments at Michaela Tozzi, DMD in Henderson, NV can help children with developing teeth and older patients with damaged enamels to improve their dental health. Learn more about fluoride treatments during your dental exam with cosmetic dentist Dr. Michaela Tozzi at our Las Vegas office.
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Candidates for fluoride treatments
Professional fluoride treatments may be administered to all patients, although it is typically given to children whose teeth are developing or who have not developed good oral hygiene habits. Dr. Tozzi also suggests fluoride treatments for older patients whose drinking water is not fluoridated or if they are prone to cavities. Michaela Tozzi, DMD uses different formulas of fluoride if you have specific concerns, like neutral sodium fluoride for those with a dry mouth and acidulated phosphate fluoride for those with dental restorations (crowns and bridges). We also offer a choice of flavors to make these treatments easier for both younger and older patients.
What to Expect during your visit
Fluoride treatments are usually done twice a year after your dental cleaning. Once your flavor is selected, one of our seasoned dental hygienists will prepare the fluoride treatment as a foam, gel, or paint-on varnish. It will be left on your teeth for several minutes to allow the fluoride time to penetrate your enamel, then it can be spit out. A suction tool may be used to help remove any excess fluoride after the treatment, but you cannot rinse out your mouth, drink, or eat for at least half an hour afterward.
Nausea and vomiting may take place if you accidentally swallow any fluoride; however, this should subside in about one day after treatment. In some cases, Dr. Tozzi may give you fluoride supplements to use between treatments. Since it is toxic in large amounts, you should be cautious and keep supplements out of reach of children. While these professional treatments strengthen the teeth, you should continue or establish a good home oral care routine, including flossing and using a toothpaste with fluoride. You should also attend your scheduled exams and cleanings at Michaela Tozzi, DMD so Dr. Tozzi can continue to assess your need for fluoride treatments.
Most insurance companies pay for fluoride treatments for patients under a certain age, but adults may not always be covered. Our staff does our due diligence to review your exact coverage through your dental insurance before determining your personal expenses. For patients without dental insurance, Michaela Tozzi, DMD offers different payment methods and may be able to help you get financing if needed.
Custom Fluoride Treatments
Make sure your family has healthy, strong teeth with professional fluoride treatments at Michaela Tozzi, DMD in Henderson, NV. Dr. Tozzi recommends professional fluoride treatments for children with growing teeth and older patients who would like to avoid issues later on. Contact our Las Vegas office to make an appointment for a professional exam and cleaning with fluoride. We look forward to serving you.