Fluoride Treatment, Additional Protection Against Cavities

Using fluoride toothpaste when you brush is one way of keeping your teeth strong and healthy. Fluoride treatments allow children and adults prone to cavities to get extra protection against decay. Fluoride treatments protect the enamel of your teeth, making your teeth less susceptible to decay and damage caused by plaque and tartar buildup. At White Sage Dentistry, Dr. Shruti Jadeja offers fluoride treatment for kids and adults in Salem, Oregon, and surrounding communities.

About Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments offer a quick, easy means of protecting your teeth against cavities. The treatment comes in the form of a varnish, gel, or foam, which is applied to your teeth using a swab, brush, or tray. Traditional fluoride treatments don’t eliminate decay. They help prevent it by forming a protective barrier around the enamel of your teeth to keep bacteria and decay from penetrating your tooth chamber and damaging your blood vessels and nerves. Dr. Jadeja only takes a few minutes to apply fluoride to your teeth. A few minutes of your time can help preserve the health and beauty of your smile. Fluoride treatments can also reduce tooth sensitivity to avoid discomfort when you consume hot or cold foods and drinks.

SDF Dental Treatment

Silver Diamine Fluoride, aka SDF treatment, is an antibiotic liquid that your dentist can apply to your teeth to manage decay and keep it from spreading. Usually, decay is treated with a dental filling. SDF treatment offers a non-invasive, alternative means of stopping decay and is generally reserved for children who develop cavities in baby teeth. It’s a less intimidating way to combat cavities.

Top Benefits of Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments can benefit children, teens, and adults in the following ways:

  • Protects natural teeth against cavities 
  • Restores vital minerals to your teeth
  • Reduces tooth sensitivity
  • Provides natural means of preventing decay
  • Saves you the expense of getting dental fillings for cavities
  • Preserves your oral health and the integrity of your teeth

To schedule an appointment for fluoride treatment at White Sage Dentistry, contact Dr. Shruti Jadeja in Salem, OR at (503) 877-1626.