Fluoride is a natural element found to strengthen and protect natural tooth enamel. Fluoride is added to various oral care products such as toothpaste and mouthwashes. That is because it is beneficial for both children and adults. In addition to receiving fluoride through drinking water and oral care products, patients may also request that their dentist use a fluoride varnish for adults and children. It is a fluoride treatment for tooth decay, strengthening natural tooth enamel and making it less susceptible to cavities. Fluoride treatments such as this can be used for both children and adults.

What happens during a fluoride treatment?

First, Dr. Sima F. Chegini of Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of Fairlawn, Ohio, may speak to a patient about the advantages of a fluoride varnish and fluoride products they use at home. The varnish is done in just a few minutes in the dental practice. This SDF cavity treatment is a topical product that the dentist will paint onto all visible sides of the teeth above the gum line. It hardens when contacted with saliva, allowing it to be absorbed into the dental enamel and strengthen the natural tooth. After applying fluoride, you do not have to wait to eat or drink. However, we recommend that patients stay away from crunchy, hard foods for the remainder of the day.

Fluoride Treatment review ~ Chris Ann S.

Went in for a cleaning and fluoride treatment. The appointment and staff were lovely as per usual!

How often do I need fluoride varnish treatments?

The number of times fluoride is applied to your teeth will vary depending on your oral health needs. Most patients will have fluoride treatment done at each cleaning and recall appointment, while others may need treatments less. Your dentist can recommend during an evaluation to help patients decide when to have them done.

Are you ready to learn more about fluoride treatment in Fairlawn, Ohio?

Call the Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry team in Fairlawn today to request a visit with Dr. Sima F. Chegini and her team. The office is located at 2640 West Market Street, Suite #302, and can be reached by phone at (330) 593-2500. We are open to new and returning patients and families seeking the best dental care in their communities.  

Dr. Sima Chegini, Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Sima F. Chegini graduated from Loyola University, School Of Dentistry in Chicago in 1993 and gained experience in complex dentistry via a General Practice Residency (GPR) in Dentistry at the University of Rochester, NY. Having worked as an associate dentist at a private practice in Boston, MA, for two years, she moved to Seattle, WA, in 1996. Here she taught dental students as a part-time faculty member at the University of WA, School of Dentistry, and dental hygienists at Lake WA Technical College in Kirkland, WA. At the same time, she completed a six-month fellowship, Dental Education in Care of the Disabled, at the University of WA, School of Dentistry. She also worked as a lead dentist at community health centers in Seattle.

Dr. Chegini established Arsmiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Fairlawn, OH, in 1999, where she continues to practice. She is also a clinical instructor at Summa Hospital‘s GPR in Akron. She has invested heavily in continuing education and training for herself and her team and combines it with advanced technologies at her office for the best patient outcomes. Her patients appreciate her holistic approach to dentistry.