What Are the Benefits of Fluoride Treatment?
The natural mineral fluoride has been used safely for many decades in many of your favorite toothpastes and mouthwashes available at the grocery store. Some municipalities also add fluoride to the local water supply to help improve oral health. Fluoride in drinking water has been shown to reduce the prevalence of cavities by 40 to 60 percent according to some studies.
If you are already getting fluoride in your toothpaste and drinking fluoridated water, why might you or your child need more fluoride from your local South Bay dentist? For people with weakened tooth enamel, additional fluoride beyond what is found in toothpaste and water may be needed. With professional fluoride treatment, you get the right amount of fluoride for your needs.
What Ages Need Professional Fluoride Treatment?
Children most commonly receive fluoride treatments, but adults can benefit from fluoride treatment as well. If you are prone to cavities, talk to us at Dentist of Torrance to see if fluoride treatment might be beneficial for you.