For a variety of reasons, many people might be hesitant to consider in-office fluoride treatments. Cost, a lack of knowledge, a misunderstanding, misinformation, inconvenience, a perception of social media, or a perceived necessity for treatment are some of the reasons given.
Why a Fluoride Treatment is Adviced?
Fluoride is used in dentistry and is advised because it strengthens teeth by fusing with the minerals found in the enamel. We are aware that dental structures are afflicted by dental caries . A cavitated lesion or “cavity” is the result of the demineralization of these components through plaque and acid production. Fluoride forms connections with natural teeth, strengthening them and increasing their resistance to both systemic and localised decay.
How Fluoride Benefits Adults?
Fluoride can have many benefits for adults, as it helps protect teeth from decay and cavities by making them more resistant to the acids produced by plaque that cause tooth decay. Recent studies have shown that it can also help reduce the risk of gum disease, which has been linked to a variety of health conditions such as stroke, heart attack, and diabetes. Not only will fluoride help keep your teeth clean, strong and healthy; it will help save you time and money in the long run by preventing dental problems later down the line!
Fluoride benefits include
- A reduction in sensitivity, allowing patients to enjoy food and beverages without fear of discomfort.
- Applying topically offers non-systemic protection.
- Helps the tooth surface remineralize without the need to significantly alter daily routines and provides longer-lasting protection.
Where is Fluoride Found?
Fluoride is found in many different forms today – in toothpastes, mouth rinses and even in water supplies so there’s no excuse not to incorporate this essential mineral into your daily oral care routine.
The danger of dental decay can increase with the ageing of our population. Individualized evaluations of our adult patients and conversations about their present health status or habits will assist in including them in decisions regarding their oral health. When adult patients comprehend the reasons why fluoride treatment is advised and the advantages associated with the treatment, they are more likely to accept the treatment plan. At Palm Tree Dental we provide Fluoride treatment to all age groups. Contact us at 361-238-4460