Fluor Application for Children
Fluor Application for Children
To make the tooth structure resistant to decays is intended by reinforcing the constituent of dentine.
To which teeth is it applied?
Fluor gel is applied to all surfaces of the teeth.
Is Fluor gel chemical? Does it have any side effects?
It has no side effect if it is properly applied.
How long is fluor gel application effective?
Fluor gel application is effective for 4-6 months considering your child’s decay risk group. It needs to be applied again after this period. Thus, after a certain time, fluor will be stored in every incoming tooth.
How is fluor gel applied?
In fluor gel application, specially made flour preparations are applied to tooth surfaces which are cleaned from saliva with a special brush.
How long does fluor gel application take?
Fluor gel application is a quite easy process which takes approximately 5 minutes.
What should and shouldn’t I do after fluor gel application?
Eating and drinking is forbidden for 1 hour after application. Milk and dairy products are not consumed within 24 hours, including ice-cream and chocolate.
What if dairy products are consumed?
Effectiveness of the application weakens. It does no harm to your child.
What if we do not have fluor application done?
Your child will be deprived of an application which is protective against decays and which strengthen the tooth structure.
What is fissure sealant application?
Fissure sealant application is a protective treatment in which indented chewing surfaces of molars are covered with a liquid sealing material.
What is the purpose of fissure sealant application?
The purpose of fissure sealing application is to prevent plaque accumulation in indentations of molars which are prone to tooth decays and make brush easier on these surfaces and minimize the risk of tooth decays.
On which teeth is fissure sealant applied?
It is applied on only the chewing surfaces of molars.
What happens if the fissure sealant drops?
Fissure sealants may get broken under chewing pressure and little pieces of them may drop. In this case, it is our duty as pedodontists to replace them.
Is fissure sealant application a repeated process as fluor application?
No. It is applied to each molar once. Although there might be loss of small pieces, they can be replaced at routine controls.
Does fissure sealant harm teeth? Does it have side any effects?
No. It has no harm or side effect.
When these sealants are applied, won’t sealant material be felt?
Because fissure sealants cover only anatomic indentations and occupy millimetric spaces on tooth surfaces, sealant material will not be felt.
Is fissure sealant or fluor more important?
They are both protective treatments which prevent tooth decays in different ways and complete each other. It is difficult to say that one is more important than the other.
Should fissure sealant be applied to every child?
Yes. It is important to prevent tooth decay process where there is a risk of decays, in order not to leave dental health to chance.
Is fissure sealant application an expensive application?
It is more economical than any filling. It helps you to abstain from decays which will require fillings.
Is fissure sealant application an easy process?
Preparation of fissure sealants is quite easy. Fissure sealants are applied within 3-5 minutes depending on the communication between the child and the dentist.
What happens if fissure sealants are not applied?
If fissure sealants are not applied, the surfaces of the molars of your child which are prone to decays will not be under protection. Hence, primary molars, which are the longest remaining primary teeth, will be under threat of decays.