Getting Fluoride Treatment in a Dental Office

Fluoride treatment is often necessary for people in order to maintain healthy teeth. The teeth are prone to decay and erosion because people don’t always properly care for their teeth as they should. A person can have fluoride treatment done at their dentist’s office as well as through using products that contain high amounts of fluoride such as certain kinds of toothpaste or mouthwashes.

When a person visits their dentist’s office for fluoride treatment, it is important for the person to know what happens during the treatment in order for them to be prepared. Today, we will go over what happens during a fluoride treatment in a dentist’s office.

The fluoride treatment process

Clean teeth

The dentist will usually ensure that the teeth are clean before a fluoride treatment is given. This will entail the dentist brushing and flossing the person’s teeth with professional grade products that ensure that the teeth are in a clean condition for the fluoride treatment.


Some dentist’s offices offer different types of fluoride treatments because different types may be beneficial for different people, such as kids versus adults or people with crooked or straight teeth.

Fluoride can be administered to a person’s teeth through a solution, a gel, a foam or a varnish. These all contain the same amounts of fluoride but their consistencies are different in order to best help each person. Typically the dentist will put the fluoride directly on the teeth or in a tray for the teeth to bite down on.

The fluoride treatment won’t last for more than a few minutes because too much fluoride can actually harm the teeth. A dentist will then remove the fluoride from the person's teeth after a few minutes.


Once the dentist rinses the teeth or removes the flouride tray, they will then ensure that there aren’t any remains left behind. Typically, it is advised to not eat or drink anything for a few minutes after the fluoride treatment is complete to ensure that the fluoride does its job of restoring the enamel. Foods or drinks may harm the enamel so it is best to avoid them for a short time after the treatment is complete.


Dental fluoride treatments in a dentist’s office can be beneficial to a person’s teeth because they restore the enamel, making it strong and healthy again. It is advised that a person have fluoride treatments done regularly to ensure that the teeth stay strong and healthy. Being aware of what a fluoride treatment entails can be helpful for a person who is expecting to have a treatment done.

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