Custom Fluoride Trays – Are They Right For You?
Would you like to stop or decrease the amount of decay that you have?
There are many things you can do to help prevent future cavities. For most patients it is enough to brush, floss, eat responsibly, and see their dentist regularly. But for some patients this is not enough! Custom fluoride trays may be helpful for those patients who seem to have frequent new areas of decay even when they are doing all of these things.
One fairly easy as well as inexpensive therapy has proven to very effective for patients who are prone to extensive decay. Your dentist or a dental laboratory can prepare custom fluoride trays that fit the teeth and extend slightly onto the tissue. The patient is instructed to wear the fluoride tray loaded with Prevident 5000 for 5 minutes after breakfast and 5 minutes before bed. This regimen has the added benefit of reducing tooth sensitivity!
Our office in Grand Junction, Colorado has been offering this treatment for years however with new information from current studies, we are suggesting this as an option for more patients who want to take a more active role in preventing decay. The fluoride trays and made from a soft plastic that is pressure formed against a model of the patient’s teeth. As long as the teeth do not have extensive dental treatment which would change their shape, the trays can be worn for years. Please call our office if you have any questions about this treatment or if you would like more information.