At Museum Smiles in Fort Worth, our general dentist and her experienced staff provide fluoride treatments as part our regular preventative dental healthcare. We also offer dental sealants for those patients who need help maintaining great oral health between visits, especially kids.
To find out why our dentist was recently voted the best in the city by readers of Fort Worth Weekly, please contact Museum Smiles online or by telephone to schedule a consultation with Dr. Audu: 817-870-5099.
We Believe in Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride is a powerful agent when it comes to preventing tooth decay and gum disease. This mineral is naturally present to varying degrees in most foods as well as municipal water supplies.
If you’re a parent who lives in an area without fluoridated drinking water, please talk with Dr. Audu or another healthcare practitioner about securing fluoride tablets for the benefit of your children’s long-term oral health.
Research supports the benefits of fluoride and its application for tooth preservation. This type of treatment helps re-mineralize your teeth to prevent cavities.
Even after a person’s teeth and gums become bacteria-laden, the fluoride present in your toothpaste and mouthwash, not to mention your dentist’s treatment, will still have a healing effect. It reinforces tooth enamel and diminishes the occurrence of tooth decay.
After a Fluoride Treatment
This mild procedure safely delivers fluoride and a protective layer to your teeth. After your fluoride treatment, Dr. Audu requests that you follow these steps to ensure its maximum benefit and efficacy:
- Do not brush or floss for roughly 6 hours.
- If possible, wait until the following morning to resume normal oral hygiene.
- Eat soft foods immediately following the treatment.
- Avoid hot drinks and products containing alcohol (including adult beverages) or oral rinses.
Dr. Audu may suggest a dental sealant, or thin layer of protective resin, when a patient’s molars reveal the pits, fissures and grooves that are often a hotbed for tooth decay. A dental sealant, which is especially effective with kids, can help prevent further decay.
Dentists often find decay zones near the back of the mouth where grooves and pits tend to develop on chewing surfaces. This is especially true during the early stages of tooth eruption. Sealing these surfaces provides a proactive counter-measure to the development of more serious gum disease.
Sealants are one of the most effective ways that Dr. Audu can prevent additional decay. Although this treatment may not be 100% effective, dental sealants will significantly reduce the occurrence of future cavities.
At Museum Smiles in Fort Worth, our dentist’s thorough cleaning and preventative care treatments are followed by a brief, one-on-one conversation. During this consultation, Dr. Audu may:
- Talk with you about how much time has passed since your last visit.
- Request X-rays of your teeth and jaw to detect underlying oral health issues.
- Review your X-rays and teeth surfaces to look for additional decay or possible complications.
- Discuss future treatment options.
- Recommend additional preventative measures to help stem any more oral health problems.
When you need a dentist in Fort Worth who is friendly and thorough, please contact Museum Smiles online or by telephone to schedule an appointment with Dr. Audu: 817-870-5099.