Fluoride Treatments: Not Just For Kids

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You rarely hear the word “toothpaste” without it being preceded by “fluoride.” “Fluoride toothpaste” is ubiquitous for good reason. The Fayetteville Dentist reminds you that fluoride is an important mineral that helps your teeth stay strong.

It is found in some foods and water and makes toothpastes more effective at fighting cavities. Fluoride helps teeth by making them stronger and more resistant to the dangerous acid that is formed by bacteria. We may recommend a fluoride treatment in addition to your dental cleaning.

The fluoride used in in-office treatments comes in either a gel or foam, and may be available in several flavors. The fluoride is applied directly to teeth through the use of a plastic dental tray that fits over your teeth. The tray is kept in your mouth for just a few minutes. Fluoride treatments are a straightforward and painless way to strengthen your teeth and preserve an attractive smile.

While many of our patients understand the importance of fluoride treatments in fortifying developing teeth in children, some do not realize the importance of fluoride for adults. For this reason, fluoride treatments are sometimes recommended to adults who are susceptible to enamel wear or cavities.

A factor that impacts the amount of fluoride your kids are receiving is where you get your drinking water. Your children may not need fluoride supplements if they drink tap water from a fluoridated North Carolina municipal water supply. If your family only drinks bottled water without fluoride, you may want to consider supplementation.

At The Fayetteville Dentist, we’re passionate about preventative dentistry with critical twice-yearly exams and dental cleanings that may include a fluoride treatment. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and emergency dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact The Fayetteville Dentist:

910-716-0105

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4251 Ramsey St Ste 8 And 9
Fayetteville, North Carolina
28311