Sunday 25 February 2024

Fluoride therapy

Fluoride therapy is a preventive procedure that aims at strengthening the tooth enamel. It can start when deciduous teeth appear and can be continued until their replacement by permanent teeth, depending on the case.

The dentist applies a gel with non-offensive taste in a disposable mouth tray and which is then applied on the teeth for 2-4 minutes. The therapy can be repeated every 3-6 months. It thus protects from decay (up to 40% less decay). It is usually recommended for high risk patients for developing decay or patients with weak enamel.

The therapy can also be made with fluoride tablets.