Many people believe dental fluoride treatments are just for kids, but the truth is that adults can benefit from regular fluoride treatments as well! Piper Family Dentistry in Largo offers fluoride treatments to all patients, regardless of age. Regularly scheduled fluoride treatments, as part of a larger dental care plan, can:
Stop Tooth Decay
Fluoride treatments have been shown to help prevent cavities and tooth decay by preventing acid attacks from bacteria buildup in the mouth of both children and adults. This is why many municipal and community water systems add fluoride to their water supplies! By preventing decay and protecting the tooth’s enamel, fluoride is a great first line of defense for your oral health. Use toothpaste and mouthwash with fluoride for added protection.
Fluoride also works especially well to prevent cavities around existing dental work, such as fillings, bridges, and crowns. Anyone with existing dental work should use fluoride to protect their teeth from hidden germs.
As germs consume sugars in our mouths, acid is produced. This acid can cause loss of the important minerals that our enamel needs to protect our teeth. Restoration of the minerals in the teeth is known as remineralization. As we age, the remineralization process becomes less efficient, usually due to decreased saliva production. Fluoride actually helps vital minerals, like calcium and phosphate, rebuild damaged areas of your teeth. This makes your teeth stronger and gives your enamel a better foundation!
One of fluoride’s lesser-known benefits is to treat tooth hypersensitivity. One causeof sensitivity is gum and bone recession surrounding a tooth. Fluoride helps to combat sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweets.
Where Can I Get a Fluoride Treatment in Tampa Bay?
If you live in the Tampa Bay area and are ready to experience the benefits of adult fluoride treatments, trust the dental experts at Piper Family Dentistry to provide you with comprehensive, safe, and effective dental care. Call (727) 548-7100 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today and find out why we’ve been voted Dentist of the Year by Tampa Style magazine in both 2020 and 2021!