Fluoride Treatments in Shoreline, WA

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Through the years, dentistry has shifted from treating problems to preventing them. At Megan Jones, DDS, fluoride treatment is one of many preventive dentistry treatments we recommend to maintain a healthy smile. We often provide fluoride treatment after routine exam and cleaning appointments. However, when your teeth need tooth decay prevention, a quick fluoride treatment can benefit your teeth between visits! Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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Who can benefit from dental fluoride treatments?

Fluoride treatment primarily benefits individuals of all ages, especially those at higher risk of tooth decay. Dental fluoride for kids is also highly beneficial as kids learn to properly care for their teeth. Regular application of fluoride helps strengthen teeth, preventing decay and promoting oral health. If you or a family member are at a greater risk of developing cavities, Dr. Jones and our team may recommend fluoride treatment.

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Are fluoride treatments safe?

Though fluoride treatment is usually performed as part of an exam and cleaning, Dr. Jones or our dental hygienist can provide fluoride treatment when necessary. Professional fluoride treatment will increase your chance of tooth decay prevention, prevent severe dental issues, and strengthen your tooth enamel. However, excessive fluoride intake can lead to fluorosis, causing tooth discoloration. At Megan Jones, DDS, we always track your fluoride treatments to ensure a safe dosage.

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How often is dental fluoride needed?

The frequency of dental fluoride treatment will vary based on your oral health. Factors may include age, oral health, and risk of tooth decay. For example, if you are at a higher risk of cavities, fluoride treatment may be recommended every three months. If your smile is doing just fine, you may only need fluoride treatment every six months. Besides fluoride treatment, other preventive dentistry measures like dental sealants and exams can contribute to tooth decay prevention!

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