Fluoride Treatments Help Make Teeth Stronger
Fluoride treatments for children are recommended by dentists around the world. The benefits of applying fluoride to young teeth are significant. Fluoride can help make teeth stronger and more resistant to decay.
Many parents understand the advantages of professional fluoride treatments and they allow their children to receive a treatment every time it’s recommended. But some parents are unaware that fluoride also helps keep adult teeth strong and healthy.
Simply put, fluoride treatments are not just for kids. Adults who are at a higher risk of developing cavities can also benefit from the regular application of professional-grade topical fluoride.
Do Fluoride Treatments Hurt?
Most children and adults do not feel any pain or discomfort from an in-office topical fluoride treatment. The application process is simple and usually takes only a few minutes. Afterwards you will be provided with instructions on how long you should refrain from eating or drinking. It’s as easy as that!
How Often are Adult Fluoride Treatments Necessary?
Every person is different so everybody needs an individualized fluoride treatment schedule. Anyone at high risk for tooth decay or other oral health conditions is a good candidate for a more frequent treatment schedule.
Make sure to talk with us about how fluoride treatments can help strengthen your teeth. If you are not at high risk for decay and you have no other oral health conditions, we might recommend that you use a specific type of fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash as a preventative measure.
What Oral Health Issues Can Fluoride Treat?
- Fluoride can help re-mineralize your teeth and can also make them stronger and less susceptible to decay
- Together with other treatments for sensitivity, fluoride can help make your teeth less sensitive to hot and cold temperatures
- If you have receding gums, fluoride can also help alleviate the discomfort associated with this condition
- Teeth that show very early-stage decay may respond well to a professional fluoride treatment which can also reduce the need for fillings
Many local governments keep the public water supply in United States supplemented with fluoride. If you regularly drink tap water, you may be ingesting this helpful mineral without even noticing it. However, the professional application of additional fluoride still provides extra protection for your teeth.
Even though fluoride might not make your teeth whiter or make them perfectly aligned, it can help make them stronger. Remember, children are not the only ones who can benefit from fluoride treatments.
Adults teeth endure quite a bit of wear and tear over the years. The regular application of professional-grade topical fluoride can help keep teeth strong and healthy for a lifetime.