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Fluorination of teeth.

Fluorination of teeth is the procedure that is most often necessary for people who have a high level of teeth sensitivity, or are apt to tooth caries.

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How is fluoridation done? For successful procedure a mixture of specialized solutions is used. In their chemical composition, there are fluoride ions that affect the teeth, saturating their surface. Due to fluoridation of the enamel, the teeth get a kind of protective film that prevents the influence of the acidic environment on their condition. The final result of this procedure is that much less bacteria and other harmful microorganisms accumulate on the enamel surface.

The process of fluoridation slows down and prevents the development of caries and plaque. Very often, parents are interested in the question "since what age can you undergo a procedure for cleaning and fluoridation of teeth ? It is very easy to find the answer for this question, the fact that modern techniques and tools allow a dentist to conduct this procedure is absolutely painless for the patient. So, fluoridation of teeth can even be offered for the children of preschool age. There are two main methods of fluoridation of the teeth - simple and deep.

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 How does the simple procedure work? The main tool of the dentist in this case is a special spoon that looks like dentures from the outside. It is made of wax. The deepening of the instrument is filled with an individually selected set of solutions and medications, there is a large amount of fluoride in large quantities is in the chemical composition of them. The spoon is superimposed on the surface of the enamel and remains in that position for about a quarter of an hour. Depending on the general condition of the enamel of the patient, the process may be repeated several times but not more than fifteen.

To the question "how much does the effect of the procedure last?" There is no unambiguous answer. Everything depends on the individual features of the patient's teeth, the means used, the patient's aptness to tooth caries, etc. One procedure can be enough for some persons for several years, and only for six months for the others.

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Deep fluoridation of teeth.

Deep fluoridation of teeth is a more improved way, unlike the usual one. The difference in results is quite high. This procedure allows you to saturate with fluorine and calcium not only the surface of the enamel, but also the whole tooth.

Is fluoridation of teeth necessary to be done? Yes, it’s definitely necessary. As a result of this process, the enamel will become strong, teeth will receive all the necessary minerals and vitamins to support their healthy state. The strength and teeth protection after fluoridation increase by about eight to ten times.

Stages of fluoridation of teeth - how is this procedure made?

 Deep fluoridation of teeth takes place in three consecutive stages:

  1. Preparatory stage. Before commencing the fluoridation procedure, the dentist carries out the preliminary preparation of the patient's mouth cavity. It includes thorough cleaning of the tooth enamel from plaque and dirt.
  2. Then the surface of the teeth is dried using special equipment, which provides a warm air flow. After this part is fulfilled, an enamel containing a substance that bonds the liquid is applied to the surface of the teeth. The applied solution dries for about five minutes, then the teeth are again dried.
  3. The final stage is directly the fluoridation process itself. At first, the teeth cover is polished. The enamel is treated with a cotton swab containing a special milk, the chemical composition of which contains hydroxide of copper and calcium. Then mouth cavity is rinsed thoroughly. After contact with water, hydroxide forms small crystals of calcium, the structure of which allows them to quickly penetrate the pores of the teeth.

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If you draw parallels between ordinary and deep fluoridation, then the second provides the concentration of fluoride in the structure of teeth about five times higher. The deep fluoridation procedure creates a reliable protective barrier on the tooth enamel. The effect from the final result of work can be kept for several years. A patient with fluorinated teeth can stay away from caries and plaque for a long time. The created layer not only protects teeth from external factors and caries, but also prevents accelerated release of calcium from their internal structure.  "Oleksyuk" dental clinics recommends that you undergo the procedure of deep fluoridation no more than once a year. However, depending on the specifics of the patient's teeth, the process can be performed more often, but the dentist must, as an obligatory procedure, control the content of fluoride in the teeth.


The positive effect of fluoridation of the tooth enamel is undoubted. Specialized varnishes, gels and other means greatly contribute to the strengthening of the general condition of the teeth and is their fortress. Medical compositions which contain the fluoride, it is necessary to use in the following situations:

  • as a prophylaxis for reducing the chances of occurrence and development of diseases, caries, etc .;
  • A large amount of caries on the teeth;
  • After wearing braces;
  • During the final stage of restoration of the tooth;
  • If it’s necessary to reduce the total level of teeth sensitivity;
  • After the enamel whitening procedure.

An interesting fact is that the fluoridation procedure is very often done for children who have milk teeth. In this case, both exogenous and endogenous methods can be used. This allows you to significantly strengthen your teeth, completely get rid and prevent the further development of primary caries.


Unfortunately, not every person can use the service of deep and normal fluoridation. The presence of such factors prevents from making a procedure:

  • there is an allergy to any components present in medicinal varnishes, gels, etc. (In this case, the problem can be solved by picking up another drug);
  • with pronounced endemic drooping teeth;
  • at high concentrations of fluoride in water, in the structure of enamel and teeth.

Fluorination of  teeth during pregnancy.

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 Quite often dentists are asked, "Is it possible to undergo a fluoridation procedure for pregnant women?" The answer is "Yes!". Fluorination of teeth during pregnancy allows you to saturate the structure of teeth with all necessary minerals and nutrients. Increased concentration of fluoride in the teeth allows you to strengthen them.

звичайна процедураBy the way, the body of pregnant women during the period of bearing is significantly weakened, this also concerns the teeth. In addition, fluoride not only passes painlessly, but it is absolutely safe for the baby. If for some reason a pregnant woman can not visit dental clinics, it is quite possible to use special means, fluorinated toothpastes with whitening effect, etc.

Fluorination of teeth with capsules.

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If for some reason, whether it is denotophobia, or something else, you can not visit a dentist, then, as an alternative, you can use capsules for fluoridation of teeth. There are two main types of such tools: ordinary capsules, or jaws, created with a snap. It is clear that the second variant wins in comparison with the first in all aspects.

The method of using the capsules is very simple: it’s enough to fill the containers for the teeth with the medicine and put them on the teeth. In this condition, you should wait for about 15-20 minutes. The standard fluoridation process lasts fifteen days, one capsule per day.

Advantages of fluoridation.

Each procedure, process, service, etc. has a certain set of advantages and disadvantages. Fluorination of teeth: harm and benefit - the process has virtually no negative effect on the patient.

The following factors may show benefits of fluoridation of the teeth:

  • providing an increased level of protection, both for baby and root teeth, from caries;
  • Fluorination of teeth - painful or not? - Due to the fact that this procedure is absolutely painless for patients, it can be done even for small children;
  • Fluorination gives not only a protective and therapeutic effect, but also significantly whitens your teeth, allowing you to get rid of unpleasant yellowness and other pigments;
  • The procedure allows to lower the high sensitivity of the enamel to various stimuli;
  • Fluorination also allows to increase the strength and durability of the filling material, therefore, reduce the frequency of visits to dental clinics.

What is better: silvering or fluoridation of teeth?

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 Very often patients are to make a choice between fluoridation or silvering. Undoubtedly, the question “what is better?” is asked very often. These two procedures are very similar to each other, but fluoridation, in comparison with silvering, has several advantages. In the first place, fluoride almost does not blacken teeth, when during the silvering the teeth are dyed in black, which is kept throughout the course. Secondly, silvering simply eliminates the present caries, but does not strengthen the enamel and does not prevent its further development.

Dental care after fluoridation procedure.

After passing the fluoridation process, a person continues to lead an ordinary way of life. There are no significant restrictions in the choice of the products and drinks that can be used. However, there is a number of recommendations that are desirable, since this will save the effects of the procedure for a long period of time.

  1. It is necessary to rinse the mouth cavity daily with specialized means, which contain extracts of herbs.
  2. You need to exclude from your usual diet the food products that provoke caries. This list includes sweets, bakery, as well as products with high levels of fats and salts.
  3. Immediately in the first two to three days after the fluoridation procedure, it is necessary to exclude too cold and too hot meals from your diet.
  4. After fluoridation it is not enough to clean the mouth cavity and teeth with a normal brush. In parallel with it, you need to use a dental floss, because only with its help you can clean hard-to-reach places.
  5. Every six months you will need to have an appointment at the dentist.
  6. In the case that after the fluoridation procedure, the sensitivity of the tooth enamel has increased and this causes discomfort, then it is highly recommended to visit the dentist.

важливоImportant: before going to the dental clinics with the intention to undergo a fluoridation procedure, you need to know the amount of fluoride in the water in your area. The fact is that the low concentration of this element in the structure of teeth causes the development of various diseases, as well as caries, but its increased amount is simply dangerous to the general condition of the human body.

Fluorination of teeth - the price.

The cost of the fluoridation procedure depends on the particular medicine used, etc. In addition, the patient's individual characteristics and condition of his teeth may also affect the final price. In any case, you should not save on your health, and even more on your teeth, because it is the only tissue of the human body that has no ability to regenerate.