Fluoride Therapy

Dentists provide professional fluoride treatments in the form of a highly concentrated rinse, form, gel or varnish. The treatment may be applied with a swab, brush, tray or mouthwash. 

These treatments have much more fluoride than what’s in your water or toothpaste. Treatment takes only a few minutes to apply. You may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes after the treatment so the fluoride can fully absorb.

The american dental association recommends a professional fluoride treatment at your dentist’s office every 3, 6 or 12 months, depending on your oral health.


  • Fluoride works by restoring minerals to tooth surfaces where bacteria may have eroded the enamel.
  • It inhibits the growth of harmful oral bacteria and further prevents caries.
  • It is simple and painfree.

Side effects:

 Like any medication, too much fluoride can cause negative complications.

  • White specks on mature teeth
  • Staining and pitting on teeth
  • Problems with bone homeostasis
  • Very dense bones that aren’t very strong