Fluoride Treatments

What Are Fluoride Treatments

What are Fluoride Treatments?

Fluoride is one of the most helpful substances in keeping teeth strong and healthy. It’s often found in most dental products, as well as public water supplies. However, if you’re not getting enough fluoride, or if you or a child is susceptible to tooth decay, we may recommend additional treatments. These fluoride treatments are easy, quick, and noninvasive, and they’re incredibly effective at keeping teeth protected from tooth decay.

Why are Fluoride Treatments needed?

If you do not currently use fluoride-containing dental products, or if you are susceptible to tooth decay, we may recommend fluoride treatments. We often recommend these treatments for children, who don’t always have the best brushing or eating habits. The treatment itself can be requested at virtually any time. It’s done within seconds in our office, and protects against tooth decay, which can lead to the need for fillings and root canals.

Who is a candidate for Fluoride Treatments?

Most often, we’ll recommend these treatments to children. Children are often more prone to developing tooth decay than adults because of how vulnerable their teeth are, as well as their inability to brush and floss properly. However, there is no age restriction for fluoride treatments. Even as an adult, you will benefit from having these treatments applied.

What happens during Fluoride Treatments?

The process begins by cleaning and drying the teeth. Liquid fluoride is then carefully brushed over each of your teeth. Fluoride is often bitter-tasting, but this taste is temporary and will dissipate quickly. We recommend avoiding eating or drinking anything for a short time after the treatment is applied. This prevents the fluoride from being washed away, which stops it from doing its actual job. You can have these treatments done at any of your future appointments. We often provide them to kids because of the fact that their teeth are more prone to tooth decay which can result in the need for additional dental work.

If you think you might need fluoride treatments, call our office today and we will be able to get you in for an appointment.

Who Is A Candidate For Fluoride Treatments

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Amin Salvi Dental
Is Now Open!

The last few months have been challenging for all of us. We have missed seeing you, chatting with you, sharing stories with you and laughing with you. We are SO excited to finally be able to invite you back to our office!

As you already know, Amin Salvi Dental does not cut corners on safety and technology. We have always prided ourselves in exceeding the recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for infection control measures. During this closure, we decided to go above and beyond that by adding further safety measures, which have been outlined below. The comfort and safety of our patients, of our team members, and of our own families remain our top priority.

  • All essential paperwork (including a COVID-19 screening form) along with financial agreements are to be done prior to your appointment. We will be texting and emailing the links for the forms to be filled out at home or on your mobile device. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or feel ill, please reschedule your appointment and call your physician.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please wait in the car and text or call the office. We will inform you when to enter the office so we can maintain social distancing protocols
  • When entering the office, it is mandatory to wear a mask or face covering. Although county guidelines are not as strict, we maintain this requirement for the safety of everyone. Due to a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) we cannot provide masks. Should you require one, we will charge you $1 for the mask.
  • Patients must arrive to their appointment alone without family/friends. A single guardian will be allowed for minors, elderly and those with special needs or requirements.
  • We will be taking your temperature when arriving to our office and recording this in your records.

Here are a few additional things we are doing to keep everyone safe and healthy:

  • We have installed air purification systems in the main operatories
  • We have installed sneeze guards at the check-in and check-out areas. We request that when you are required to talk to the front desk administration, you stand behind those.
  • Before appointments, we will use a medical peroxide pre-rinse which has been proven to help kill virus particles

We will have new scheduling guidelines

You will be hearing from us shortly as we are rescheduling routine hygiene and treatment for everyone. As you can imagine, we have a large backlog of cancelled appointments so we appreciate your patience through this process.

If you have any immediate concerns, we request not to call the office but text us at the office number or email us at office.corona@aminsalvidental.com.

Due to the new protocols for physical distancing in the office, we may have limited availability of appointments. Due to this we require a minimum 48 hour notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment to avoid a cancellation fee. This allows other patients, who have been waiting, to be seen. Please be courteous to others.

For many procedures we will also be requiring a reservation fee in advance. This fee will be applied to your deductible or co-pay for the treatment and is not an additional fee of any kind.

We look forward to seeing all of you and catching up on the activities you have been doing to keep busy during this downtime!

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