Time to Fill You In on Fluoride (It’s Not Just For Kids!)
Dentistry Los Altos
Many people are familiar with the health benefits of adding fluoride to drinking water for the strengthening and protection of children’s teeth, but did you know that those same restorative properties of fluoride hold true for adult exposure as well? Researchers are excited to have found increasing evidence suggesting fluoridated tap water not only prevents pediatric cavities, but also prevents tooth decay in adults.
Although the understanding for years has been such that fluoride worked by strengthening teeth while they were still developing, new professional discoveries show that topical fluoride treatments, such as those through toothpaste, mouth rinses, and specialized fluoride treatments, helps to fight oral decay for people of all ages.
If your gums have started to recede from your teeth, you wear braces, have chronic dry mouth, or have had radiation to your head or neck that could have damaged your salivary glands, a fluoride treatment could be a quick and painless firststep solution to a better tomorrow!
To learn more about how a fluoride treatment can help protect your teeth, or to schedule an appointment with your Los Altos dentist Dr. T. Alan Peterson, DDS, call 650-941-6557 today!