Fluoride Treatments in Sterling Heights, MI

Extra Protection for Your Smile

Fluoride is a natural element that’s proven to be effective in minimizing tooth decay and oral disease. These treatments work to remineralize your tooth’s enamel that has been broken down by the buildup of plaque over time. Fluoride is especially effective if you’re at high risk for developing cavities. 

To learn more about fluoride treatments at Sterling Heights Dentistry and how they can help protect your smile, we’ve created the helpful guide below.

Two Types of Fluoride

Topical Fluoride

Topical fluoride strengthens your teeth once they’ve erupted from your gums. This type of fluoride reinforces the enamel, making it more resistant to decay. You’ll find topical fluoride in toothpaste, mouth rinses, and gels. 

We recommend that children have a professional fluoride application twice a year during their regular dental checkups. 

Systemic fluoride

Systemic fluoride strengthens both teeth that have erupted as well as those still developing beneath the gums. This type of fluoride is available in many community water supplies. You can also buy fluoride drops for infants and fluoride tablets for children to use through their teen years.

Your Professional Fluoride Treatment

At Sterling Heights Dentistry, Dr. Smith and our talented team provide professional fluoride treatments in the form of a highly concentrated rinse, foam, gel, or varnish. We’ll apply your treatment using swabs, brushes, trays, or mouthwash.  

These professional treatments have much more fluoride than what’s in your toothpaste or water. They only take a few minutes to apply at your dental checkup. You’ll want to avoid eating or drinking anything for 30 minutes after the treatment so the minerals can be fully absorbed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Healthy Smiles for Years to Come

Using fluoride can be beneficial for the health of your smile. But fluoride alone can’t protect you from tooth decay. That’s why it’s important to pair your fluoride treatment with professional checkups and regular at-home oral care.

To learn more about fluoride treatments at our Sterling Heights office, get in touch by calling (586) 939-5151. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form, and we’ll get back to you right away.

Sterling Heights Dentistry

33760 Dequindre Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48310

Office Hours

8am – 5pm
9am – 7pm
8am – 4pm
8am – 6pm
8am – 2pm
(2nd and 4th of the month)