If you, or a family member, are at a moderate-to-high risk of developing caries (cavities), a professional fluoride treatment can help.
In office Flouride Treatment
The fluoride treatment used in the dental office is a much stronger concentration than that in toothpaste or fluoride mouth rinses that may be available in a store. In the dental office, the placement of a topical fluoride treatment generally begins at age 3. The fluoride may be in the form of a gel, foam or varnish. Typically, it is applied with a cotton swab or brush, or for patients with braces, it is used as a rinse. It can also be placed in a tray with fluoride foam that is held in the mouth for several minutes. After the treatment, you may be asked not to rinse, eat or drink for at least 30 minutes to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride and help repair microscopic carious areas.