The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you get a professional fluoride treatment every three, six or 12 months depending on your individual oral health. Factors that increase a person’s risk for cavities include poor dental hygiene, poor diet, dry mouth, excessive drug or alcohol use and others.
During the treatment, the dentist will apply a highly concentrated fluoride rinse, foam or gel to your teeth using a swab, brush, tray or mouthwash. The process only takes a few minutes, but it can have lasting benefits for your teeth. It’s important to give the fluoride time to absorb, so you may have to avoid eating and drinking for 30 minutes after your appointment.