Why are fluoride treatments so important? I'm an adult so do I need fluoride?
Fluoride helps to repair the early stages of tooth decay and strengthen your enamel regardless of your age. More adults are drinking bottled water which may have fluoride removed, or reverse osmosis water filtration which removes virtually all fluoride, and lacking the protective benefits. Our hygienists will determine your personal fluoride needs based on your cavity risk factors such as diet, dry mouth, gingival recession, extensive past dental restorations and other medical conditions.
Here at St. Anthony Village Dental Care, we apply fluoride in a special way known as fluoride varnish. This simple professional brush-on application is much more pleasant and effective than the old gooey fluoride treatments you may remember from the past. We also dispense prescription strength products for at-home use. Using fluoride can help reduce discomfort associated with dental decay and cost of treatment.