Affinity Dental Studio - Richmond Hill

Fluoride Treatment in Richmond Hill

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Protecting your teeth from the very start

Fluoride Treatment

Children in particular benefit from fluoride treatment. As adult teeth come in, fluoride treatments help combat tooth decay through a process called remineralization. Acids from plaque and from the food we eat can wear down tooth enamel by sapping teeth of certain essential minerals. Fluoride treatment stops and reverses this process making tooth enamel stronger and more resistant to decay.

Dental Sealants

The biting surfaces of molars have plenty of grooves and fissures that can easily trap acidic plaque or food particles which may be difficult to clean. When children get new molars, dental sealant can be used to keep gunk out, protect their natural teeth and prevent decay. Dental sealants provide a protective shield for those vulnerable areas.

Why opt for sealants and fluoride?

The Canadian Dental Association supports the appropriate and selective use of sealants for both primary and permanent teeth based on a risk assessment and diagnosis by a dentist. According to the CDA, sealants are an important component of a comprehensive preventive program, which includes nutritional counselling, optimal fluoride exposure, good oral hygiene and regular dental examinations.

Reduce tooth sensitivity

The enamel is just the outter-most layer of a tooth. Underneath the enamel, a tooth is made up of dentin, pulp and nerve. Dentin helps support the structure of your tooth but it can’t protect the nerve of the tooth from hot and cold or acid and sticky foods. If the enamel becomes thin and worn, teeth will become sensitive. Fluoride and sealants keep the enamel in tip-top condition so that it can continue to protect your sensitive dentin from the elements.

Prevent and reverse decay

Worn enamel can continue to decay until a cavity forms. In addition to causing tooth sensitivity, exposed dentin comes with the added risk of infection which can be extremely painful and may require a root canal to save the tooth. Rebuilding enamel with fluoride treatment and shielding problem areas from plaque build-up helps to prevent decay and even strengthens teeth.

Save money in the long run

An ounce of prevention now is worth a pound of cure tomorrow. Fluoride and sealants are a relatively inexpensive treatment and will prevent the need for more costly procedures that would be required if tooth decay is allowed to progress.

The fluoridation and sealant process

Fluoride treatments are usually added on to your child’s routine teeth cleaning and exam once a year. Sealants are applied as needed, usually, after a new molar erupts or if the dentist recognizes a problem area on the biting surface of a tooth.

Fluoride treatment

The fluoride treatment we use is stronger than store-bought because it is administered by medical professionals in our office. Our most common fluoride treatment comes in the form of foam or gel in an upper and lower tray. Fluoride only takes a few minutes to apply at the end of your teeth cleaning. We will ask that the patient avoids eating or drinking for 30 minutes after treatment for maximum benefits.

Dental Sealant application

Dental sealants are very easy to apply and completely painless. There is no drilling required and you won’t need freezing. The dentist will carefully clean and dry the tooth. A mild acidic gel will be applied to the tooth to make the surface a little rough for the strongest bond. The dentist will rinse the gel off after a few seconds, dry the tooth again and then press and apply sealant into the grooves of the tooth. A special blue light is used to cure the sealant. Your bite should still feel natural and comfortable when it’s done.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your dentist or hygienist will advise you to wait 30 minutes after fluoride treatment before eating or drinking. This waiting period gives the fluoride a chance to absorb into your tooth enamel and do its thing.
Did you know that fluoride is actually a naturally occurring mineral? Small concentrations of fluoride are naturally present in some sources of drinking water. Scientists caught on to the benefits of fluoride when it was noticed that people who lived near fluorinated sources of water had less tooth decay. Since then, fluoride has been added to other sources of drinking water and to routine dental care regimens. Fluoride treatment has been safely preventing dental decay all over the world for generations.
Dental sealant is bonded to the biting surfaces of molars and acts as a shield to protect the vulnerable grooves and fissures of teeth from decay.
Dental sealants can last up to 10 years with routine oral hygiene and regular checkups. Make sure to brush and floss regularly and avoid acidic food and drink, especially before bed. If dental sealants become chipped or worn, a dentist or hygienist can easily repair it.

What Our Patients Have To Say

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    Victoriia Anol
    3 weeks ago
    Affinity Dental Team is professional, patient and kind. Dr. Alina is amazing person and very knowledgeable specialist , she knows all about how to keep your teeth healthy and clean. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a great dentist.
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    I was really excited to visit Dr.Alina. She checked everything, explained all the details and put in the fillings. But what is more important is her attitude and approach to children. My daughter is three years old and a half, she needed to put in her 1st filling. I was worried about it. But Dr.Alina talked to her, showed some cartoons and at the end gave her a small toy. My daughter was excited about her first dentist visit. Thank you so much. Highly appreciate and recommend the whole team and especially, Dr.Alina. Now she is our family dentist!!!
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    Aviva Roofing
    1 month ago
    I had a great experience at Affinity Dental Studio, I would give them more than 5 starts if I could. Dr.Alina and the Team were so caring and supportive. I had a surgery done, fillings and had a restorative treatments done as well and very happy with the results. Highly recommend from personal experience!!! Now all my family and friends moved to the clinic and all are very happy!
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    Casual Reviewer
    2 months ago
    I recently visited Affinity Dental Studio for the first time and had a great experience due to the friendly staff and excellent service. As a new patient, I was a bit nervous but they truly made me feel welcome and they definitely know what they’re doing so I had zero issues during my visit. The location itself was clean and modern plus the use of TV/Netflix is a huge bonus as you have something to do while your appointment is taking place. And you can even choose what to watch :) I will definitely be returning here for future appointments and will recommend this location to all my friends and family!
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    Iryna Artyeyeva
    2 months ago
    Amazing place, especially the level of care you can feel from everyone working here. Chantel is always great to talk to on the phone (and in person), and she answers your questions in a friendly way, making you feel good for calling them. Dr. Alina is a talented dentist. Very knowledgeable, and takes time to answer your questions and concerns. I felt heard, which was very important for me based on the situation I came with. Studio is very modern and clean. Overall it is an A+ experience, highly recommend.
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    Victoriia Anol
    3 weeks ago
    Affinity Dental Team is professional, patient and kind. Dr. Alina is amazing person and very knowledgeable specialist , she knows all about how to keep your teeth healthy and clean. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a great dentist.
    More
    I was really excited to visit Dr.Alina. She checked everything, explained all the details and put in the fillings. But what is more important is her attitude and approach to children. My daughter is three years old and a half, she needed to put in her 1st filling. I was worried about it. But Dr.Alina talked to her, showed some cartoons and at the end gave her a small toy. My daughter was excited about her first dentist visit. Thank you so much. Highly appreciate and recommend the whole team and especially, Dr.Alina. Now she is our family dentist!!!
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    Aviva Roofing
    1 month ago
    I had a great experience at Affinity Dental Studio, I would give them more than 5 starts if I could. Dr.Alina and the Team were so caring and supportive. I had a surgery done, fillings and had a restorative treatments done as well and very happy with the results. Highly recommend from personal experience!!! Now all my family and friends moved to the clinic and all are very happy!
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    Casual Reviewer
    2 months ago
    I recently visited Affinity Dental Studio for the first time and had a great experience due to the friendly staff and excellent service. As a new patient, I was a bit nervous but they truly made me feel welcome and they definitely know what they’re doing so I had zero issues during my visit. The location itself was clean and modern plus the use of TV/Netflix is a huge bonus as you have something to do while your appointment is taking place. And you can even choose what to watch :) I will definitely be returning here for future appointments and will recommend this location to all my friends and family!
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    Iryna Artyeyeva
    2 months ago
    Amazing place, especially the level of care you can feel from everyone working here. Chantel is always great to talk to on the phone (and in person), and she answers your questions in a friendly way, making you feel good for calling them. Dr. Alina is a talented dentist. Very knowledgeable, and takes time to answer your questions and concerns. I felt heard, which was very important for me based on the situation I came with. Studio is very modern and clean. Overall it is an A+ experience, highly recommend.
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