Fluoridation involves coating the enamel surface with a special fluoride varnish using small brushes. The varnish is left on the teeth for some time, thereby gradually releasing fluoride ions.
After fluoridation, the enamel is resistant to acids and carious bacteria. This procedure helps to reduce the occurrence of dental caries.
Before fluoridation, the teeth should receive a thorough cleaning by scaling and sandblasting.
Indications for fluoridation: prevention of dental caries in children and adults; remineralisation of the enamel; prevention of secondary caries around fillings, crowns or prosthetic restorations; sensitive tooth necks in patients during orthodontic treatment.