Disposable Dental Impression Trays

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Model Number: NH-43156

Brand: Niche Healthcare

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Material: P.P
Application: Dental Health Materials

Fluoride trays used within dental settings are custom-fitted dental devices designed to deliver fluoride treatment to the teeth. These trays are made from flexible, comfortable materials and are moulded to fit the unique contours of an individual’s upper and lower dental arches. Here’s how fluoride trays are commonly used within dental settings:

  1. Custom-Fitted Design: Dental professionals take impressions of a patient’s teeth to create personalized fluoride trays. This ensures a snug and precise fit, allowing for optimal contact between the fluoride treatment and the tooth surfaces.

  2. Fluoride Gel or Foam Application: Fluoride trays are used to apply fluoride treatment in the form of a gel or foam. The fluoride material used is typically a high concentration of fluoride, such as sodium fluoride or acidulated phosphate fluoride.

  3. Preventive Treatment: The primary purpose of using fluoride trays is to prevent tooth decay and strengthen tooth enamel. Fluoride helps remineraliser the enamel, making it more resistant to acids produced by bacteria and acids in the mouth.

  4. At-Home or In-Office Application: Fluoride trays can be used as part of an at-home dental care routine, where patients apply fluoride treatments on their own under the guidance of a dentist. They can also be used in a dental office setting as part of a professional fluoride application.

  5. Orthodontic Patients: Fluoride trays are often recommended for individuals with orthodontic appliances, such as braces. Orthodontic appliances can create areas that are more challenging to clean, and fluoride trays help protect these areas from decay.

  6. Treatment of Tooth Sensitivity: Fluoride trays may be used to address tooth sensitivity. The fluoride treatment can help desensitize the teeth, providing relief to individuals who experience discomfort due to factors like exposed dentin.

  7. Professional Application: In a dental office, a dental professional, often a dental hygienist, may apply fluoride gel or foam to the customized trays. The patient wears the trays for a specific duration, allowing the fluoride to be absorbed by the teeth.

  8. Patient Education: Dental professionals educate patients on the correct use of fluoride trays, including the frequency and duration of use. Patients are often instructed not to eat or drink for a certain period after fluoride application to maximize its effectiveness.

  9. Fluoride Varnish Alternative: Fluoride trays offer an alternative to fluoride varnish applications. While fluoride varnish is applied directly to the tooth surfaces, fluoride trays provide a more extended contact time for the fluoride treatment.

  10. Follow-Up Recommendations: Dental professionals may recommend periodic follow-up visits for fluoride tray applications, especially for individuals at a higher risk of tooth decay or those with specific dental conditions.

Fluoride trays are an effective tool in preventive dentistry, promoting oral health by strengthening tooth enamel and reducing the risk of cavities. The use of these trays is tailored to individual dental needs, and their application is based on professional guidance to ensure optimal results.


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