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Fluoride Treatment in Brighton

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Safeguarding Your Teeth Right From The Beginning

Fluoride Dental Treatment

Children especially benefit from fluoride treatments. As their adult teeth emerge, fluoride assists in fighting tooth decay through remineralization. Acids from both plaque and our diets deplete essential minerals from tooth enamel. Fluoride treatments halt and reverse this depletion, enhancing enamel strength and resistance to decay.

Tooth Protection Sealants

Molars have numerous grooves and fissures that can easily hold acidic plaque or food particles, which are challenging to remove. Dental sealants are ideal for children’s new molars to prevent debris accumulation, protect natural teeth, and stave off decay, providing a strong shield for vulnerable spots.

Why Should You Consider Sealants and Fluoride?

The Canadian Dental Association endorses the careful and targeted use of sealants on both primary and adult teeth, contingent on a dentist’s risk assessment and diagnosis. According to the CDA, sealants play a crucial role in a complete preventive strategy that also involves nutritional advice, adequate fluoride use, proper oral hygiene, and routine dental check-ups.

Reduce tooth sensitivity

Enamel is merely the outer layer of a tooth. Below this, a tooth consists of dentin, pulp, and nerve. While dentin supports your tooth’s structure, it does not shield the tooth’s nerve from extremes of temperature or acidic and sticky foods. Thinning enamel leads to sensitivity. Fluoride and sealants help maintain your enamel’s robustness, ensuring it continues to safeguard your sensitive dentin from external aggressors.

Stop decay and restore teeth

Decay can progress from worn enamel to cavities. Besides causing tooth sensitivity, exposed dentin increases the risk of painful infections, potentially necessitating a root canal to preserve the tooth. Fluoride treatments rebuild enamel, while sealants protect against plaque and strengthen your teeth.

Reduce expenses in the future

Investing in prevention today can prevent costly treatments tomorrow. Fluoride and sealants are affordable options that can eliminate the need for more expensive procedures needed once decay advances.

The Fluoride Treatment and Sealant Procedure

Fluoride treatments are commonly incorporated into your child’s yearly dental cleaning and check-up. Sealants are used as needed, particularly after the emergence of a new molar or when a problem area on a tooth’s chewing surface is detected.

Fluoride Dental Treatment

Administered by healthcare professionals, our fluoride treatment is significantly more effective than what you can buy in stores. It usually comes as a foam or gel in a set of trays for both upper and lower teeth, and is applied quickly at the conclusion of your cleaning appointment. We advise patients to refrain from eating or drinking for 30 minutes after the treatment to maximize its benefits.

Dental Sealant Treatment Process

The application of dental sealants is both simple and painless, with no need for drilling or numbing agents. Initially, the dentist thoroughly cleans and dries the tooth before applying a mild acidic gel to create a rougher surface for stronger adhesion. This gel is washed off after a few seconds, the tooth is dried once more, and the sealant is carefully applied into its grooves. A blue light is then used to harden the sealant, leaving your bite feeling natural and snug.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your dental professional will suggest a 30-minute wait to eat or drink after receiving fluoride treatment. This waiting time enables the fluoride to properly absorb into your enamel and work effectively.

Fluoride is a mineral that naturally appears in some drinking water. Its dental benefits were first noted when people drinking fluoridated water showed reduced tooth decay. This led to the addition of fluoride to other water sources and standard dental care routines, safeguarding dental health worldwide for many years with proven safety.

Dental sealant is applied to molar biting surfaces and serves as a barrier, protecting the delicate grooves and fissures of teeth against decay.

Dental sealants can effectively last up to a decade with consistent oral care and routine dental checkups. It’s important to brush and floss diligently and limit acidic consumables, particularly at night. Any damage to sealants can be easily fixed by a dentist or hygienist.

Fluoride treatments enhance dental health by strengthening tooth enamel, which significantly reduces the risk of cavities. Additionally, fluoride can help reverse early signs of tooth decay by remineralizing areas where the enamel has begun to erode. These treatments are a proactive measure to maintain oral health and prevent future dental issues.

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My first visit was today for a cleaning, Jen was excellent and she listened to all my concerns before we started the appointment. She went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable. The front staff were very friendly, the office was very clean and bright. Thank you for being patient.
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Tina
3 weeks ago
I could go on and on about my experience because it was that great.. However, I will say, everything about my experience today exceeded my expectations and I do highly recommend.. My future looks brighter now that I made the switch to this dental office.. Not even kidding.. It’s the little things! Thank you Brighton Dental Centre, Tina 🙂
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Mary Adams
1 month ago
From the time I was a child, I have never liked visiting the dentist. Although I still cannot say I "enjoy" it, the team at Brighton Dental Centre has turned my dental experiences and outlook around. From the skilled dentists to the friendly, efficient support staff, you feel well cared for from start to finish. On my first visit I was impressed with the bright and modern space transformation and the modern technology used in every procedure. Costs are clearly laid out and relayed before your visit so there are no surprises. All of the staff are very kind and strive to make your appointment run smoothly and on time. If you are looking for a new dentist, as I was, you won't find a better place to go. I highly recommend Brighton Dental Centre.
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Brendan
4 months ago
The dentist is never anybody's favorite place to spend time. With many hesitations but needed a second opinion on something I decided to give Brighton Dental Center a try. I will say this is the best dental experience I have ever had, the girls are amazing very professional always smiling and kind. Scheduling is made very simple and easy and lots of reminders on upcoming appointments. They help dealing with insurance and are very upfront with costs, what is covered and with the main priorities are. If it's not broken they don't fix it and I think that's what I love the most about this place. Thanks for a great experience. Brendan
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My first visit was today for a cleaning, Jen was excellent and she listened to all my concerns before we started the appointment. She went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable. The front staff were very friendly, the office was very clean and bright. Thank you for being patient.
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Tina
3 weeks ago
I could go on and on about my experience because it was that great.. However, I will say, everything about my experience today exceeded my expectations and I do highly recommend.. My future looks brighter now that I made the switch to this dental office.. Not even kidding.. It’s the little things! Thank you Brighton Dental Centre, Tina 🙂
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Mary Adams
1 month ago
From the time I was a child, I have never liked visiting the dentist. Although I still cannot say I "enjoy" it, the team at Brighton Dental Centre has turned my dental experiences and outlook around. From the skilled dentists to the friendly, efficient support staff, you feel well cared for from start to finish. On my first visit I was impressed with the bright and modern space transformation and the modern technology used in every procedure. Costs are clearly laid out and relayed before your visit so there are no surprises. All of the staff are very kind and strive to make your appointment run smoothly and on time. If you are looking for a new dentist, as I was, you won't find a better place to go. I highly recommend Brighton Dental Centre.
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Brendan
4 months ago
The dentist is never anybody's favorite place to spend time. With many hesitations but needed a second opinion on something I decided to give Brighton Dental Center a try. I will say this is the best dental experience I have ever had, the girls are amazing very professional always smiling and kind. Scheduling is made very simple and easy and lots of reminders on upcoming appointments. They help dealing with insurance and are very upfront with costs, what is covered and with the main priorities are. If it's not broken they don't fix it and I think that's what I love the most about this place. Thanks for a great experience. Brendan
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