Including a Fluoride Treatment in Your Routine Dental Exam Can Help Prevent Cavities

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Your routine dental exam and cleaning at Dr. Kolodner Dental Group Inc. is designed to remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth, polish away surface stains from your tooth enamel, and evaluate the overall health of your mouth.

If Dr. Tatyana Kolodner has concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel and the condition your teeth, she might recommend a basic fluoride treatment. This can be performed immediately following the dental exam.

Dr. Kolodner will administer the fluoride treatment by pouring concentrated fluoride gel into special trays that fit your teeth . The trays will need to be held in your mouth for a few minutes.

It’s best to avoid eating or drinking for up to an hour after the fluoride treatment. This will allow the fluoride to penetrate your tooth enamel and restore lost minerals. This makes your teeth less prone to cavities and tooth sensitivity.

If your teeth show signs of significant demineralization, Dr. Kolodner might also prescribe fluoride supplements. This often comes in the form of a prescription grade concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash.

If you live in the Studio City, California, area, and you are due for your next dental exam you should call 818-761-9526 to schedule an appointment with the staff at Dr. Kolodner Dental Group Inc..