Can adults benefit from fluoride treatment?
No two patients are alike and no two smiles are alike. At Trinity Dental Care, we recommend treatment on a patient-by-patient basis, focusing on what will improve your overall health and wellness. For some patients, adults and children alike, fluoride can add additional protection to your teeth and can benefit you by assisting in cavity prevention.
Our hygienists apply fluoride varnish to the deep grooves of your teeth and along the gumline for those patients who have suffered from gum recession. Regular fluoride applications help to re-mineralize enamel and even reduces sensitivity to temperature and teeth whitening products.
Seniors or patients with reduced mobility due to arthritis, injury, or other medical conditions may also benefit from additional fluoride applications because teeth brushing can be difficult for some people.
While many water municipalities add fluoride into the drinking water, it can vary throughout the year and district to district. Some locations may never have enough added to drinking water to prevent dental decay leaving your teeth at risk.
Patients who enjoy candy, soda, or sugary foods may also benefit from the added protection that fluoride provides.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral and is safe for patients when used properly. If you ever have questions about treatment we recommend, contact our Westwood, NJ dental office. We are here to help.