Why Do You Need Fluoride Treatments?
At AJS Dental, we place great emphasis on preventative care. What you do at home to maintain your oral health matters. However, even if you brush and floss regularly, sometimes you need a little help to prevent cavities. That’s why we offer fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a mineral that is often distributed in food and water to help prevent tooth decay, but if you are susceptible to cavities, a concentrated treatment may be necessary.
What Makes You Susceptible to Tooth Decay?
If you are susceptible to tooth decay, you may benefit from regular fluoride treatments. Patients that may need fluoride treatments include:
- People who have diets that are high in sugar and carbohydrates
- People who have dry mouth or low saliva production due to an underlying condition or medication
- People who have many deep grooves on the surfaces of their teeth
- People who have fair to poor oral hygiene habits
- People who have extreme tooth sensitivity
What to Expect During Fluoride Treatment
After your regular dental cleaning, your dental hygienist will apply a topical fluoride treatment. This treatment can come in many different flavors and coats the teeth in order to prevent plaque buildup.
Who Needs Fluoride Treatment?
Adults and children can both benefit from fluoride treatment. Children are especially susceptible to tooth decay because they are still learning proper oral health maintenance techniques and fluoride treatments will add an extra layer of protection against decay.
Learn More About Fluoride Treatment
If you have any questions about fluoride treatment, our professional team is available to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and exam.