Fluoride treatments can be completed at your routine dental appointment. They are painless and quick, taking only a few minutes. When getting treated, your dentist will apply gel, foam, or varnish on your teeth. Treatment works best if it is done one to four times a year. Fluoride treatments are not just beneficial to children. They can benefit people of all ages to reduce the risk of decay and sensitivity.
You may wonder what else you need to do in addition to getting regular fluoride treatments. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends drinking fluoridated water and using a toothpaste with fluoride.