Forest Glen Dental - Kitchener

Fluoride Treatment in Kitchener

Protect and strengthen tooth enamel and shield molars from cavities and decay.
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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.

Google Verified Patient Reviews

Sav S
1 week ago
Leaving this review because I had possibly one of the best experiences at the dentist to date here. I came in for an emergency appointment and had to get at least two of my wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible, I was terrified to book this appointment knowing I would only have the option of oral sedation and no anesthesia. With that being said, Dr. Sam was phenomenal. He was patient, gentle, kind and most of all empathetic to my anxiety. He made the process very easy to undergo and even allowed me to have another person in the room with me during for support. I was blown away by not only the procedure being so seamless but the recovery? Barely felt a thing and still feeling amazing. I am not one to write google reviews even when asked but for this experience I felt it was only right. Great job to the entire team here from the front desk to the dental assistants and hygienists! My new dentist for as long as possible.
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M Schaan
3 months ago
Everyone here is so kind! Dr Sam was amazing. He's so kind, caring, and gentle! Amanda and Natasha at the front are so good. I came here for a second Opinion and I'm so glad I did!
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Evelyn Zepeda
3 months ago
My oldest had her second visit today and did amazing! - Dr. Gobrial the first time and Dr. Solimon the second. Both experiences were great and here’s a picture for proof. Her little sister was there today for emotional support, she had fun taking a ride on the Chair, feeling like a rock star in the special sunglasses and picking a prize from the treasure bin. I wish I was as good of a patient as my little one was today as a kid. One proud Mama! Thank you Forest Glen dental.
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Viresh Shah
11 months ago
My daughter had the first and an amazing experience with Forest Glen Dental. We went for an initial diagnosis and decided to do cleaning and filling right away based on x-ray. Dr. Sandra Ghobrial was terrific and he explained everything in detail nicely and patiently. He is great at handling kids and made my 7 year old daughter very comfortable for her first filling of a life. The entire staff was so welcoming. Definitely this would be our go to place for any future dental needs.
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Sav S
1 week ago
Leaving this review because I had possibly one of the best experiences at the dentist to date here. I came in for an emergency appointment and had to get at least two of my wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible, I was terrified to book this appointment knowing I would only have the option of oral sedation and no anesthesia. With that being said, Dr. Sam was phenomenal. He was patient, gentle, kind and most of all empathetic to my anxiety. He made the process very easy to undergo and even allowed me to have another person in the room with me during for support. I was blown away by not only the procedure being so seamless but the recovery? Barely felt a thing and still feeling amazing. I am not one to write google reviews even when asked but for this experience I felt it was only right. Great job to the entire team here from the front desk to the dental assistants and hygienists! My new dentist for as long as possible.
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M Schaan
3 months ago
Everyone here is so kind! Dr Sam was amazing. He's so kind, caring, and gentle! Amanda and Natasha at the front are so good. I came here for a second Opinion and I'm so glad I did!
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Evelyn Zepeda
3 months ago
My oldest had her second visit today and did amazing! - Dr. Gobrial the first time and Dr. Solimon the second. Both experiences were great and here’s a picture for proof. Her little sister was there today for emotional support, she had fun taking a ride on the Chair, feeling like a rock star in the special sunglasses and picking a prize from the treasure bin. I wish I was as good of a patient as my little one was today as a kid. One proud Mama! Thank you Forest Glen dental.
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Viresh Shah
11 months ago
My daughter had the first and an amazing experience with Forest Glen Dental. We went for an initial diagnosis and decided to do cleaning and filling right away based on x-ray. Dr. Sandra Ghobrial was terrific and he explained everything in detail nicely and patiently. He is great at handling kids and made my 7 year old daughter very comfortable for her first filling of a life. The entire staff was so welcoming. Definitely this would be our go to place for any future dental needs.
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