Many dentists and hygienists recommend fluoride treatments for adults. So, you may ask yourself: "Do I need a fluoride treatment? I thought this was for children."
Well, the first thing you should know as a patient is that there are studies that show that fluoride treatments have essential benefits for adults who suffer from a moderate risk of tooth decay.
When to start a fluoride treatment?
Many circumstances encourage the use of extra fluoride protection among adults. For instance, the prescription of medications that reduce saliva production and cause dry mouth syndrome are a reason to begin a fluoride treatment.
Adults often experience a gingival recession, which exposes part of the roots of the teeth, a surface that is softer than tooth enamel and therefore more susceptible to decay.
Additionally, adults can go through restorative treatments such as bridges and crowns. Fluoride helps to protect restoration margins, as well as the financial investment that all of these treatments involve.
On the other hand, fluoride can also help you with a silent problem that becomes more evident with age: tooth sensitivity. Fluorine remineralizes the enamel and reduces the sensitivity of the teeth, improving your well-being.
So keep in mind
If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned above, consider getting a fluoride treatment. Ask more information about it at your next dental appointment with Dr. Moretta, and he will guide and explain these treatments based on your own dental needs.
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