Fluoride treatments are often prescribed to children with developing teeth. This is so that a child’s teeth can absorb enough fluoride to make them strong and less susceptible to bacterial attack.
Fluoride can be applied in two ways. One treatment is given in gel form. This requires the use of a fitted tray. The tray is filled with the fluoride gel and left in the mouth for about 5 minutes.
Fluoride is also available in varnish form. This treatment is administered by a paint-on technique. A small applicator brush is used to carry the fluoride varnish into every tooth surface in the patient’s mouth.