Can I Eat After A Fluoride Treatment?

Your dentist has probably told you at some point that fluoride is highly recommended by a large number of dentists because it is a valuable asset that pairs with brushing and flossing daily. It is a mineral that acts as a protective and regenerative fighter against the nasty bacteria that sticks to your teeth. Some dentists offer specialized fluoride treatments that contain a higher fluoride level for a stronger and longer-lasting effect. Your dentist may tell you afterward, not to eat or drink anything. Find out what in the article below! 


What Are Professional Fluoride Treatments?

Professional fluoride treatments are occasionally recommended by dentists from time to time to help give a boost to your oral health. It is especially important to keep up teeth’ strength as you get older since the probability of decay rises. The treatments used by dentists can vary from varnish trays to rinses, to swabbings. The time frame for these treatments usually is a minimal amount of time, a few minutes is all it takes to be able to take effect.

What Am I Able To Eat After A Fluoride Treatment?

For a fluoride treatment to fully work its magic, you may eat and drink immediately. Avoid hot drinks and try sticking to softer foods, nothing crunchy or chewy.  Refrain from brushing, flossing, or use mouthwash for at least 4 hours after treatment.

How Much Does A Fluoride Treatment Cost?

Fluoride treatments may be covered depending on the type of your dental insurance. Don’t hesitate to have a conversation with your dentist about pricing, we always want to provide you the highest level of care we can for a reasonable cost.



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