Our Pickering dentists offer professional fluoride treatment for adults who are at a higher risk of developing cavities, and for children who need help to grow strong teeth.
Fluoride is a mineral found in soil, air, water and some foods. It is commonly used in dentistry to help prevent or reverse tooth decay by rebuilding the minerals that make your teeth strong.
Your dentist may provide professional fluoride treatments in the form of a rinse, foam, gel or varnish. These treatments have a higher concentration of fluoride than over-the-counter products.
Fluoride treatment at your dentist's office only takes a few minutes. You may just be asked to avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes afterwards so it can fully absorb.
Your dentist will be able to assess your child’s risk of developing tooth decay and advise you of an appropriate level of fluoride protection.
If a child is at a high risk of tooth decay, professional fluoride treatment at your dental clinic may be a good option.