When it comes to achieving a healthy smile, there are many preventive treatments available that can make this goal a reality. At Gentling Smiles, we recommend our fluoride treatments in Shoreline for most of our patients.
Who Would Benefit from Fluoride Treatment?
Many dentists recommend fluoride treatments for children and neglect to talk to their adult patients about the benefits. While some patients may not need extra protection from tooth decay, certain patients may need all the help they can get. These include patients that:
- Have dry mouth. Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, can be caused by a variety of diseases, radiation treatment, and even certain medications. Patients with a lack of saliva are more prone to tooth decay due to increased food particles, bacteria and acid in the mouth.
- Suffer from gum disease. Patients that suffer from gum disease often have receding gums and exposed tooth roots, making them more prone to tooth decay. Gum disease is also often a result of poor oral hygiene.
- Have a history of frequent cavities. Certain patients due to a variety of factors may be more susceptible to cavity formation, in these situations we recommend fluoride treatment to help prevent additional tooth decay and further required treatment.
- Have dental work such as braces, bridges, crowns, etc. Certain dental appliances and treatments can also increase a patient’s risk of tooth decay due to areas that overlap with the teeth or preventing the patient from properly brushing. Fluoride can be applied to prevent decay in these situations.
Our Shoreline, WA Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride treatments can help remineralize your teeth, strengthen them and make them less prone to tooth decay. Interested in our fluoride treatments in Shoreline, WA? Schedule an appointment today; it takes only minutes to apply the fluoride to your teeth!