Dousman Dental Office Hours

Mon – Thurs: 7:00a – 6:00p

Friday: 7:00a – 2:00p

Sat – Sun: Closed

261 N Main St, Dousman, WI 53118 262-965-3662
262-965-3662 261 N Main St, Dousman, WI 53118
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Prevent tooth decay with fluoride in WI Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride comes in a lot of foods, liquids, supplements, and toothpastes to strengthen the enamel of your teeth and prevent cavities.

Your dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment if your teeth are at risk for decay. Fluoride can help add minerals back into your tooth enamel. This treatment alone will not prevent all cavities and tooth decay. Dentists also recommend using toothpaste that contains fluoride, flossing, and watching what you eat/drink to help maintain the integrity of your oral health.

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Fluoride treatments protect your oral health

Fluoride Treatment at Dentist Office Near Waukesha

What is Fluoride Treatment?

Various ways a dentist can apply a fluoride treatment are through:

  • Rinse
  • Foam
  • Gel
  • Varnish

A swab, brush, tray, or mouthwash may be used in the application process. This is a more intense way to get fluoride than toothpaste and water can provide. It only takes a few minutes to apply and is normally done during your appointment for a routine teeth cleaning.

Fluoride Treatment for Kids

Fluoride applications are most recommended for children up to the age of 16 because their teeth are still developing. When the treatment is applied to developing teeth it will help prevent cavities and future dental issues. The number of treatments your child has per year may depend on how likely they are to get a cavity.

Fluoride treatments might also be recommended if your children have braces. Braces make it harder to really clean your teeth, so the fluoride can reach the places that toothpaste can't.

Fluoride Application for Adults

You may ask yourself “is a dentist fluoride treatment necessary?” and while the answer is no, it does have benefits for adults. Your dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment if you are at moderate or high risk for cavities. A high risk of cavities can occur if you experience a reduction in saliva, gum recession, or have had restorative work done. You may need extra fluoride protection to maintain your oral health. It's not just for children.

Fluoride Treatment Dentist Cost

Most dental insurance stop covering fluoride treatments after the age of 18. The average cost of fluoride treatment without insurance is $20-$50. Most treatments are part of routine exams and cleanings so you could be looking at $90-$120 for adults or $65-$100 for children.

Contact us to schedule a dental cleaning appointment with fluoride application. We provide dental services to clients out of Dousman, Delafield, Mukwonago, Hartland and beyond.

Fluoride Treatment Rules

Typically you should avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes after a fluoride treatment. This allows the fluoride to seal to the teeth. Recommended foods after application include soft foods, soups or liquids, and hard-boiled eggs since your teeth may be temporarily sensitive.