Fluoride Treatment in West Lethbridge

At Ivory Dental in West Lethbridge, we may recommend a fluoride treatment to help protect your teeth.

What is a fluoride treatment?

Acid from plaque and bacteria in the mouth can cause tooth decay.

Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent cavities and can help repair teeth in the very early microscopic stages of tooth decay.

A fluoride treatment is applied directly to the tooth surface after the teeth have been professionally cleaned.

These treatments take just a few minutes and are available in the form of a rinse, foam or varnish. 

When is a fluoride treatment recommended?

Regular fluoride treatments are recommended for adults and children. Below are some factors that may increase the risk of developing cavities, and reasons why a fluoride treatment may be recommended for you: 

  • Defects in tooth enamel caused by early cavity formation
  • The presence of active cavities in teeth
  • Active orthodontic treatment
  • Exposed root surfaces in the mouth
  • Decreased salivary flow resulting in dry mouth
  • Lack of regular professional dental care
  • Poor oral hygiene

NOTE: If you are at high risk of developing cavities, we may also recommend over the counter products such as fluoride gels, mouth rinses or antibacterial mouth rinses.


To learn more about fluoride treatment, call or email our dental office in West Lethbridge.


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