The natural cycle of our body involves taking in and losing fluoride on a daily basis. Through water and the foods we eat, we brought in to our body. Through demineralization, our body will lose fluoride. It is also possible to put fluoride back into our body by eating healthier foods and drinking fluoridated water.
Fluoride works to prevent tooth decay by helping your teeth fight against bacteria. For children, the fluoride is part of the development process, but adults do not have higher levels and can greatly benefit from getting more fluoride.
Fluoridated rinses and toothpastes are available are most stores, but products with higher levels are available through dental health professionals only. A fluoride treatment will be in gel, foam or varnish form and is applied to the teeth by your dentist.
Fluoride is helpful in fighting tooth decay. While it is often used for children to aid in the development of healthy and strong teeth, adults can greatly benefit from the increased fluoride level.
There are specific issues that can put an adult at a higher risk for tooth decay. These patients will greatly benefit from fluoride treatments.
These conditions include:
There are so many benefits of fluoride treatments and so many issues that it can fight against. The process is quick and easy and is usually done as part of a regular appointment. If you think a fluoride treatment can help you, be sure to discuss it with your dentist at your next appointment.