A fluoride treatment is fast and effective. After the treatment, patients are asked not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes in order to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride.
Depending on your child’s oral health, he or she may be recommended to receive a fluoride treatment every three, six, or 12 months. The doctors of Ocean Pediatric Dental Associates may also prescribe at-home fluoride products such as mouthwash, gels, or antibacterial rinses.
When choosing an at-home fluoride product (such as toothpaste or mouthwash), always check for the American Dental Association’s (ADA) seal of acceptance. Products marked with the ADA seal of approval have been carefully examined and approved by the ADA based on safety and effectiveness.