Have you ever been at a dental hygiene appointment and wondered if you really need a fluoride treatment? It all depends on if you’re an adult or a child. When we see little ones, we often encourage them to have a fluoride treatment at every visit if the parents say OK!
With adults, it’s a little bit different. You don’t necessarily need a fluoride treatment every time, but there are some cases where it could help. Studies have shown that a professional fluoride treatment has the power to benefit someone who’s a high-risk for cavities. Some prescriptions can make your mouth dry, blocking saliva production. This leaves your teeth at a heightened risk for developing cavities. Extra fluoride protection can help protect your smile.
We use silver diamine fluoride at Dentistry on the Square. It’s applied directly to your teeth and cavities to stop decay in its tracks. This type of fluoride is the first and only dental therapy that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fast-tracked through an approval process. It’s that good!