Fluoride Treatment in San Francisco

Fluoride treatment helps prevent cavities and other dental problems by strengthening tooth enamel and protecting against decay.

Sunset Dentistry provides fluoride treatment for our patients in San Francisco to keep teeth strong and healthy.

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What is Fluoride Treatment?

Fluoride treatment is an essential part of preventive dentistry. Our dental hygienist will apply a topical solution containing fluoride to the teeth to help strengthen them against decay. The fluoride penetrates the tooth enamel and makes it more resistant to decay.

Who Needs Fluoride Treatment?

Fluoride varnish is commonly used on children, but anyone concerned about their oral health should consider getting fluoride varnish. If you have been diagnosed with early signs of decay, such as white spots on the tooth, you may want to get fluoride. You may also need fluoride if you have had extensive decay or have a family history of tooth decay.

Why Should I Get Fluoride Treatment?

The benefits of getting fluoride varnish include:

Helping to reduce the incidence of tooth decay

Protecting against tooth sensitivity

Preventing gum disease

Strengthening the enamel so that it becomes less susceptible to decay caused by plaque and poor oral hygiene habits

It helps keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free

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How Do Fluoride Treatments Work?

When applied to the tooth surface, fluoride works by strengthening the enamel layer of the tooth. Enamel is the outermost layer of the tooth and acts as a barrier between the hard substance inside the tooth (dentin) and the soft tissue surrounding the tooth. When this protective layer is damaged, it allows bacteria from outside the mouth to enter the tooth and start to cause decay. By strengthening the enamel with fluoride, we can protect it from damage and keep the cavity from forming.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental hygienists recommend that you should have a fluoride varnish during your dental check-up every six months. 

Yes, fluoride is very safe.

No, you cannot do fluoride varnish at home.  Fluoride is not available over the counter.

After receiving a fluoride treatment, you should brush your teeth twice daily using fluoridated toothpaste. Brushing your teeth helps remove plaque build-up, which could lead to cavities.

Visit Sunset Dentistry Today

Sunset Dentistry believes in providing quality care and ensuring each patient feels comfortable during their visit. We offer comprehensive services, including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and more. Our experienced professionals are dedicated to helping our patients achieve optimal oral health. To learn more about our dental services, visit our office in San Francisco today!