Do I need Fluoride Treatment as an Adult?

You probably remember receiving your fluoride treatment when you visited your family dentist for you bi-annual dental check-up as a kid. Whether you had gel, foam, rinse solution or fluoride varnish, the fluoride strengthened your enamel and destroyed bacteria-causing cavities.  As an adult, you may have stopped receiving fluoride treatment thinking it was just for kids; however,  studies have shown topical fluoride treatment applied by your dental hygienist imparts a significant benefit for adults who have moderate to high risk for cavities.

How does fluoride protect my teeth?

Adults can benefit from fluoride because, as we age, problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and gum recession, which exposes part of the root surface of teeth, become a real threat to our oral health .  If these problems are left unchecked, they can lead to tooth loss.  Not only can fluoride strengthen your teeth to prevent future decay, it can also help to arrest early decay, thus avoiding the need for a dental filling.  Your Fort Lauderdale dentist recommends fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth's enamel and protect them from decay.  

What  Conditions Would Benefit From Adult Fluoride Treatment?

Fluoride treatment has long been an outstanding weapon against tooth decay in children as well as adults. Studies have shown the benefits of professional fluoride treatment to fight tooth decay.  If you have any of the above mentioned conditions that put you at risk for adult decay, ask your Fort Lauderdale dentist or hygienist if a fluoride treatment could help you.  Dr. Nancy Rotroff and Dr. Gerard Wasselle at Excellence in Dentistry provide complete family dentistry and are here to keep your family's teeth in perfect health so you can smile with confidence.  Call our office at 954-928-1666 to schedule an appointment for your dental check up today!  Our office is conveniently located at 2480 E. Commercial Blvd in Fort Lauderdale.

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