To help protect and strengthen developing or weakened teeth, fluoride treatments are offered at Villagio Family Dental. Fluoride is often added to community water supplies. The mineral is also in many dental products like toothpaste and mouth rinses. Professional fluoride treatments in Katy are administered in the form of a gel, foam or varnish.
Typically, fluoride treatments are applied every six months after a routine dental cleaning. The mineral is painted on teeth enamel and allowed to penetrate the surface for several minutes. To make the process more palatable, the treatment comes in different flavors, chosen by you or your fluoride treatment dentist. Once the application is complete, you will expel all the fluoride from your mouth.
To achieve the optimal benefits of fluoride treatment, the mineral should saturate every tooth completely. Villagio Family Dental patients should not eat, drink or smoke for at least 30 minutes after a professional fluoride treatment. If you accidentally ingest fluoride gel, foam or varnish, you may wind up an upset stomach. This is not serious and should subside within 24 hours. While excessive amounts of fluoride can be problematic, our Katy dentist uses calculated doses for each child and adult who receives the treatment.
Dr. Adriana Zaharie has a gentle patient approach and excellent clinical skills that will make you and your family more comfortable than you ever thought possible.