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Fluoride Applications

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that is extremely effective in the prevention of tooth decay and the strengthening of tooth enamel. Individuals who are at a high risk of developing tooth decay can often benefit from topical fluoride applications.

Fluoride helps in two ways

  • Attaches to the enamel of teeth as a way of enhancing strength and resistance
  • Restores and remineralizes tooth enamel, which reverses tooth decay

The dental health experts at Bergenfield Dental provide patients at a high risk of developing tooth decay with topical fluoride applications that can help strengthen the teeth. These applications consist of a very simple procedure that can be completed in just one visit. The process involves using trays that are worn over the teeth to apply fluoride directly to the teeth or a painted on application in the form of a gel, foam or varnish. Once applied, the patient must refrain from eating or drinking anything for at least an hour afterward so that the fluoride can be fully absorbed by the teeth.

Topical fluoride applications are provided for many reasons, including:

  • Exposed or sensitive root surfaces
  • Deep grooves or fissures on the molars
  • Poor practices of oral hygiene
  • Lack of fluoride exposure
  • Excessive sugar intake
  • Prior occurrence of tooth decay
  • Inadequate saliva flow

In addition to topical fluoride applications, it is important to prevent tooth decay and cavities by brushing and flossing regularly and receiving professional teeth cleanings at least twice a year.

If you would like to learn more about fluoride and how it can be used to improve the overall health of your teeth, please call us at (201) 588-3328 to schedule an appointment.

Our Happy Patients

"i am 68 yrs old--about 20 years ago i visited Dr Shahid. During these 20 years , he and his wonderful staff have performed the necessary care on my aging and deteriorating teeth. They have done this with excellent technical skill. My teeth are not only healthy now, they also look great."

Phil O Phil O.

"Doctor Shahid and his team at Bergenfield Dental made me feel so comfortable, I had years of dental neglect due to fear of the dentist and required lots of work, they offer dental anesthesia, and I had pleasant dreams. Compared to other places, I think they have good prices, and they work with you if like me, you have no insurance. I highly recommend Bergenfield Dental."

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"Definitely recommended. Staff and Dr. Shahid was wonderful. I traveled 4 hours just for his services. Very worth it :-)"

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