Did you know…..
Fluoride treatments are routinely used after cleaning for children, but many adults benefit from fluoride treatment as well. Adults who show the following characteristics would benefit from a Fluoride Varnish treatment:
*Gum recession with exposed tooth root (roots are more vulnerable to decay)…
*Dry mouth (a lack of normal saliva flow makes teeth more susceptible to decay)
*Infrequent brushing and flossing
*Frequent consumption of soda pop or other acidic drinks
*Crowns or multiple fillings (the edges of crowns and fillings are more susceptible to decay)
*Active orthodontic treatment (brackets trap more plaque making teeth more likely to decay)
*Decreasing dexterity for self-care
Your dentist or dental hygienist can tell you if your teeth would benefit from additional fluoride treatment. It’s easy to have this procedure done when you’re in for your regular hygiene appointments.