Fluoride is a natural mineral found in teeth which helps strengthen them and prevent cavities. An essential and important oral health treatment as it helps keep teeth healthy and strong while fighting off the bacteria which can be harmful to teeth and gums.
Fluoride treatments are provided in the form a highly concentrated rinse, foam, gel or varnish. Patients can avail this treatment through professional dentists where they apply the fluoride with a swab, brush, tray, or mouthwash.
The treatment is a densely concentrated form of fluoride, much higher than what is found in normal, off-the-shelf toothpastes. The mixture only requires a few minutes to be applied and patients might be asked not to eat or drink for half an hour afterwards to allow the fluoride to absorb into the teeth.