Fluoride

Poway and San Diego, CA

Preventive care is an important part of every patient’s oral health, especially for developing children. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental cleanings and exams are sometimes not enough to protect your teeth. In efforts to help provide additional protection to your teeth, Smiles by Dr. Cook offers fluoride treatment.

What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral that is in unfiltered tap water, and most types of toothpaste. Some patients need more fluoride than what they are exposed to on a daily basis. Once applied, fluoride coats your teeth and helps protect against tooth decay by acting as a barrier.

How is fluoride applied?

At Smiles by Dr. Cook, we can easily apply a fluoride treatment to your teeth during your visit. Fluoride is most effective when applied after a dental cleaning since all bacteria will be removed. It only takes a few minutes to apply a fluoride treatment, and the process is completely painless. Some patients may require the use of an at-home fluoride rinse.

Who should consider fluoride treatments?

At Smiles by Dr. Cook, we can evaluate your teeth, or your child’s teeth, to determine whether a fluoride treatment is necessary. Fluoride is most effective for children, but adults of all ages can also benefit from this preventive treatment.

To schedule an appointment, please call (858) 673-0141 or contact Smiles by Dr. Cook today. We welcome patients of Poway, Rancho Bernardo and Carmel Mountain, California.