Did you know there is an effective way to prevent tooth decay and cavities that doesn’t involve brushing your teeth or flossing? Of course, these oral hygiene habits cannot be replaced. However, they can be enhanced by regular fluoride treatments from your dentist at Progressive Dental Arts in Newark, DE.
Tooth decay happens when tarter and plaque buildup and harden on the surface of a tooth. Fluoride treatments can help prevent this from happening. Treatments only take a couple of minutes and are painless. After the treatment is administered, you may be restricted from eating, drinking, or rinsing your mouth for as long as 30 minutes because the treatment needs this amount of time to fully absorb into the teeth. The frequency of fluoride treatments varies, depending on your overall oral health and your dentist’s recommendations.