Fluoride treatments are not only important for a child’s oral health, they are also beneficial for adults. Kiessling Family Dental recommends fluoride for adults at risk as well. Many adults suffer from dry mouth, also called xerostomia, which can make them prone to tooth decay. Lack of saliva allows food particles to remain on teeth. Additionally, gum disease, also referred to as Periodontitis, leaves teeth and roots exposed to bacteria, increasing the risk of tooth decay.
Other risk factors for Adults Include:
- Installing a filling within the past 12 months
- Crowns or bridges on teeth
- Radiation treatment on the head or neck
Remember, good oral hygiene and regular dental visits along with fluoride are necessary to help prevent tooth decay. Fluoride alone is not enough. Good oral hygiene includes brushing teeth at least twice a day, flossing regularly, reducing sugary snacks and visiting your dentist. For more tips or ways to improve, please ask our dental team. We are here to help you.