Fluoride Treatment | Dr. Madhuri Vanama | Discovery Dental

Fluoride Treatments

Prevent cavities and tooth decay with fluoride treatments from our Issaquah dentist

fluoride treatment

Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps to make tooth enamel healthier. It is present in many foods and beverages, but unfortunately, Americans do not receive enough fluoride in this manner to benefit from it. That is why Dr. Vanama recommends fluoride treatments at the office of Discovery Dental. Fluoride helps to prevent cavities and tooth decay when applied directly to the teeth or used in another manner. It also prevents the build-up of plaque that can cause gum disease and other oral health issues. Dr. Vanama routinely gives fluoride treatments to children and offers it to adults with the following issues:

  • Constant dry mouth
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Cracks in tooth enamel
  • Dental restorations or orthodontia that makes it hard to clean certain areas in the mouth
  • Health issues such as diabetes, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, and cancer
  • An active bacterial infection or untreated tooth decay
  • Poor diet and/or oral hygiene

What to Expect During a Fluoride Treatment

Dr. Vanama typically applies a fluoride treatment immediately after completing a routine cleaning of your teeth or your child’s teeth. She paints them with a foam, gel, liquid, or paste in a variety of flavors. Bubble gum flavored fluoride treatments are especially popular with children. After the teeth are completely coated, your dentist in Issaquah leaves the solution on for several minutes. She then rinses the mouth and asks you or your child to spit the rest of the fluoride out without using any water.

Our staff will provide you with instructions on what to eat and avoid following a fluoride treatment. We usually request that the patient refrains from eating or drinking anything for 30 minutes following the procedure. This ensures that the substance doesn’t wash off completely before it can provide the full benefit. It’s normal for the teeth to feel sticky for the remainder of the day. This is actually a sign that the fluoride is doing its job.

Caring for Teeth After a Fluoride Treatment

As with every other type of dental procedure, it’s important to practice excellent oral hygiene following a fluoride treatment. You or your child should use toothpaste with fluoride in it to receive the greatest benefit from this substance. However, this doesn’t take the place of professional fluoride treatments with your dentist in Issaquah.

Patient Testimonials

DrVanama a great dentist!

DrVanama a great dentist! She is professional, warm and very thorough. She also has massage chairs, warm blankets and TV's so it is a more relaxed experience. I would reccommend her to anyone.

Sue Skelton

5.0
2016-03-05T06:29:59+00:00

Sue Skelton

DrVanama a great dentist! She is professional, warm and very thorough. She also has massage chairs, warm blankets and TV's so it is a more relaxed experience. I would reccommend her to anyone.

We are very glad to have her in our area

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Vanama. We began with her when she was first getting started in the Highlands. She has always taken very good care of both of us and has continued to make us feel comfortable and at ease in her office. She and her staff always have a welcoming attitude! We have recommended her to several of our friends. We are very glad to have her in our area.

Elizabeth Watkins

5.0
2016-03-05T06:29:23+00:00

Elizabeth Watkins

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Vanama. We began with her when she was first getting started in the Highlands. She has always taken very good care of both of us and has continued to make us feel comfortable and at ease in her office. She and her staff always have a welcoming attitude! We have recommended her to several of our friends. We are very glad to have her in our area.

I constantly refer patients to her

My family has been coming to Dr. Vanama for over 8 years. I constantly refer patients to her. Her staff always remember us, and my kids love her. Dr. Vanama is very attentive to your comfort and she had definitely earned our loyalty.

Kathryn Campbell

5.0
2016-03-05T06:28:00+00:00

Kathryn Campbell

My family has been coming to Dr. Vanama for over 8 years. I constantly refer patients to her. Her staff always remember us, and my kids love her. Dr. Vanama is very attentive to your comfort and she had definitely earned our loyalty.

My best dental experience ever!!

Right from the start, I knew this was the office for me! All of the staff members were warm, caring, and highly skilled. Dr. Vanama really took the time to identify my concerns and problems, which made me feel confident in the treatment that I was receiving. My best dental experience ever!! Thanks 🙂

Pratyusha Naidu

5.0
2016-03-05T06:27:12+00:00

Pratyusha Naidu

Right from the start, I knew this was the office for me! All of the staff members were warm, caring, and highly skilled. Dr. Vanama really took the time to identify my concerns and problems, which made me feel confident in the treatment that I was receiving. My best dental experience ever!! Thanks 🙂

Vanama and her team provide the best possible care

Always a great experience, Dr. Vanama has a very calming manner and Joelle is a killer hygienist, (in a good way!) My family and I look forward to our visits because we know how important good oral health is to our futures and that Dr. Vanama and her team provide the best possible care. I would and have recommended this office to friends and family.

Ed Wilhelme

5.0
2016-03-29T14:55:23+00:00

Ed Wilhelme

Always a great experience, Dr. Vanama has a very calming manner and Joelle is a killer hygienist, (in a good way!) My family and I look forward to our visits because we know how important good oral health is to our futures and that Dr. Vanama and her team provide the best possible care. I would and have recommended this office to friends and family.

She is very professional, thorough, and thoughtful

I have been seeing Dr. Vanama for my dental needs for several years. She is very professional, thorough, and thoughtful. When it is necessary to refer me to a specialist, she has the specialist come to her office for the convenience of the patient. I highly recommend Dr. Vanama.

Susan Draughon

5.0
2016-03-29T14:56:06+00:00

Susan Draughon

I have been seeing Dr. Vanama for my dental needs for several years. She is very professional, thorough, and thoughtful. When it is necessary to refer me to a specialist, she has the specialist come to her office for the convenience of the patient. I highly recommend Dr. Vanama.

I have much confidence in her as a dentist

I have been a patient of Dr. Vanama for several years during which my experiences have been very positive. She is very approachable in regard to questions and finding the best course of treatment. I have much confidence in her as a dentist. Thank you.

Nicholas Moe

5.0
2016-03-29T14:56:41+00:00

Nicholas Moe

I have been a patient of Dr. Vanama for several years during which my experiences have been very positive. She is very approachable in regard to questions and finding the best course of treatment. I have much confidence in her as a dentist. Thank you.

Dr. Vanama is very knowledgeable and very likable

Every time I go to Discovery Dental I am completely satisfied with their services. Dr. Vanama is very knowledgeable and very likable. This is the first time I have ever had any dental work done and Dr. Vanama was very helpful throughout the entire process. I have never had a bad experience! I look forward to every visit

Alyason Mitchell

5.0
2016-03-29T14:58:17+00:00

Alyason Mitchell

Every time I go to Discovery Dental I am completely satisfied with their services. Dr. Vanama is very knowledgeable and very likable. This is the first time I have ever had any dental work done and Dr. Vanama was very helpful throughout the entire process. I have never had a bad experience! I look forward to every visit
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