Here at Premier Dentistry of Philadelphia we want to encourage all of our patients to be very proactive in their oral health. A great way to strengthen your teeth, prevent cavities, reduce sensitivity and sometimes even reverse some small cavities is with topical fluoride applications such as a fluoride varnish.
The procedure is painless, fast, inexpensive and the benefits are vast! There are many factors that put you at risk for dental caries (or tooth decay), simple things you might overlook, such as the foods you eat (we’re looking at you, sugar), inadequate brushing, previous cavities and decay and the list goes on and on. Don’t worry we’ll be sure to cover causes of dental caries, cavities and tooth decay in another post. Essentially we’re all at risk for tooth decay. One way for you to be proactive in preventing that decay is with a fluoride varnish.
Our Doctors and hygienists highly recommend a fluoride varnish with each cleaning. The process is simple, a small amount of gel material is applied to the teeth for 1-3 minutes. You’re then asked to avoid eating, drinking or rinsing for 30 minutes following the application.This simple step in preventing tooth decay is sometimes passed over but we wanted to let you know that we highly recommend it.
If you have questions please feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment today and take a step in the right direction for your oral health.