Napanee Smiles Family Dentistry - Napanee

Fluoride Treatment in Napanee

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Protecting your teeth from the very start

Fluoride Treatment

Children in particular benefit from fluoride treatment. As adult teeth come in, fluoride treatments help combat tooth decay through a process called remineralization. Acids from plaque and from the food we eat can wear down tooth enamel by sapping teeth of certain essential minerals. Fluoride treatment stops and reverses this process making tooth enamel stronger and more resistant to decay.

Dental Sealants

The biting surfaces of molars have plenty of grooves and fissures that can easily trap acidic plaque or food particles which may be difficult to clean. When children get new molars, dental sealant can be used to keep gunk out, protect their natural teeth and prevent decay. Dental sealants provide a protective shield for those vulnerable areas.

Why opt for sealants and fluoride?

The Canadian Dental Association supports the appropriate and selective use of sealants for both primary and permanent teeth based on a risk assessment and diagnosis by a dentist. According to the CDA, sealants are an important component of a comprehensive preventive program, which includes nutritional counselling, optimal fluoride exposure, good oral hygiene and regular dental examinations.

Reduce tooth sensitivity

The enamel is just the outter-most layer of a tooth. Underneath the enamel, a tooth is made up of dentin, pulp and nerve. Dentin helps support the structure of your tooth but it can’t protect the nerve of the tooth from hot and cold or acid and sticky foods. If the enamel becomes thin and worn, teeth will become sensitive. Fluoride and sealants keep the enamel in tip-top condition so that it can continue to protect your sensitive dentin from the elements.

Prevent and reverse decay

Worn enamel can continue to decay until a cavity forms. In addition to causing tooth sensitivity, exposed dentin comes with the added risk of infection which can be extremely painful and may require a root canal to save the tooth. Rebuilding enamel with fluoride treatment and shielding problem areas from plaque build-up helps to prevent decay and even strengthens teeth.

Save money in the long run

An ounce of prevention now is worth a pound of cure tomorrow. Fluoride and sealants are a relatively inexpensive treatment and will prevent the need for more costly procedures that would be required if tooth decay is allowed to progress.

The fluoridation and sealant process

Fluoride treatments are usually added on to your child’s routine teeth cleaning and exam once a year. Sealants are applied as needed, usually, after a new molar erupts or if the dentist recognizes a problem area on the biting surface of a tooth.

Fluoride treatment

The fluoride treatment we use is stronger than store-bought because it is administered by medical professionals in our office. Our most common fluoride treatment comes in the form of foam or gel in an upper and lower tray. Fluoride only takes a few minutes to apply at the end of your teeth cleaning. We will ask that the patient avoids eating or drinking for 30 minutes after treatment for maximum benefits.

Dental Sealant application

Dental sealants are very easy to apply and completely painless. There is no drilling required and you won’t need freezing. The dentist will carefully clean and dry the tooth. A mild acidic gel will be applied to the tooth to make the surface a little rough for the strongest bond. The dentist will rinse the gel off after a few seconds, dry the tooth again and then press and apply sealant into the grooves of the tooth. A special blue light is used to cure the sealant. Your bite should still feel natural and comfortable when it’s done.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your dentist or hygienist will advise you to wait 30 minutes after fluoride treatment before eating or drinking. This waiting period gives the fluoride a chance to absorb into your tooth enamel and do its thing.
Did you know that fluoride is actually a naturally occurring mineral? Small concentrations of fluoride are naturally present in some sources of drinking water. Scientists caught on to the benefits of fluoride when it was noticed that people who lived near fluorinated sources of water had less tooth decay. Since then, fluoride has been added to other sources of drinking water and to routine dental care regimens. Fluoride treatment has been safely preventing dental decay all over the world for generations.
Dental sealant is bonded to the biting surfaces of molars and acts as a shield to protect the vulnerable grooves and fissures of teeth from decay.
Dental sealants can last up to 10 years with routine oral hygiene and regular checkups. Make sure to brush and floss regularly and avoid acidic food and drink, especially before bed. If dental sealants become chipped or worn, a dentist or hygienist can easily repair it.

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    3 months ago
    Wonderful place to have your teeth 😀 work on. Wonderful team, thanks Dr.Patel and Dr.KG and Dr. Shenoy for Orthodontics treatment to my teeth. Don't forget about the Wonderful team as for the front desk and back! What a great team players!! They are wonderful to visit!!
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    6 months ago
    The ladies at the front desk were nice & friendly greetings as per usual! They are always super nice!! Alicia is an amazing hygienist & is very informative! Super nice & is great to work with all the time, I'm sure, but especially if you are anxious like myself! Dr. Patel is also a great dentist, the best I've had, informative and he is also great to work with all the time but especially if you have anxiety as well!! Since I've started going here it's been a calming environment from the moment you walk in! I have such bad anxiety with getting dental work done of any kind but the staff here are amazing with that! I would, and I do, 100% recommend Napanee Smiles to everyone that I know dealing with dental issues or needs a new dentist or even to someone who already has a dentist but could use a better place to go! It's you guys!
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    7 months ago
    I had 2 visits here. One appointment was with a hygienist and another with the dentist. Everyone, including the people at the front desk, are very nice! They take their time to explain the process, which I really appreciated.
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    Shashikant Nayak
    7 months ago
    Like everyone I do not look forward to a dentist visit. But at Napanee Smiles, my experience was very good. A professional team with a friendly approach. Special mention to the hygienist Sarah.
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    Dwayne Shaw
    8 months ago
    My first appointment was with Alisha. She performed my first dental exam & x-rays.Alisha is very professional, kind, & a caring person. Made me feel calm & relaxed the entire visit. I also met my dentist, Dr. Patel for a few minutes. My second visit was with Sara today for a cleaning. Sara is very professional, very kind & made me feel very relaxed in the chair. Also Sara has a great sense of humour. Looking forward to my next visit, & the return of a great smile. Thanks so much. Napanee Smiles Dentistry. The staff here are amazing !
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    T Sol
    3 months ago
    Wonderful place to have your teeth 😀 work on. Wonderful team, thanks Dr.Patel and Dr.KG and Dr. Shenoy for Orthodontics treatment to my teeth. Don't forget about the Wonderful team as for the front desk and back! What a great team players!! They are wonderful to visit!!
    More
    Chelsea Sweet
    6 months ago
    The ladies at the front desk were nice & friendly greetings as per usual! They are always super nice!! Alicia is an amazing hygienist & is very informative! Super nice & is great to work with all the time, I'm sure, but especially if you are anxious like myself! Dr. Patel is also a great dentist, the best I've had, informative and he is also great to work with all the time but especially if you have anxiety as well!! Since I've started going here it's been a calming environment from the moment you walk in! I have such bad anxiety with getting dental work done of any kind but the staff here are amazing with that! I would, and I do, 100% recommend Napanee Smiles to everyone that I know dealing with dental issues or needs a new dentist or even to someone who already has a dentist but could use a better place to go! It's you guys!
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    Upasana Nayak
    7 months ago
    I had 2 visits here. One appointment was with a hygienist and another with the dentist. Everyone, including the people at the front desk, are very nice! They take their time to explain the process, which I really appreciated.
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    Shashikant Nayak
    7 months ago
    Like everyone I do not look forward to a dentist visit. But at Napanee Smiles, my experience was very good. A professional team with a friendly approach. Special mention to the hygienist Sarah.
    More
    Dwayne Shaw
    8 months ago
    My first appointment was with Alisha. She performed my first dental exam & x-rays.Alisha is very professional, kind, & a caring person. Made me feel calm & relaxed the entire visit. I also met my dentist, Dr. Patel for a few minutes. My second visit was with Sara today for a cleaning. Sara is very professional, very kind & made me feel very relaxed in the chair. Also Sara has a great sense of humour. Looking forward to my next visit, & the return of a great smile. Thanks so much. Napanee Smiles Dentistry. The staff here are amazing !
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