Wadas Dental of Crown Point
11055 Broadway, Suite E, Crown Point, IN 46307

Regular Fluoride Treatments are Important for Adults Too

Fluoride

Fluoride treatments offer added protection against tooth decay by building up the resistance of enamel to plaque, bacteria, and sugary substances. This can reduce the incidence of cavities in adults, as well as children.

Here are some key facts about fluoride and fluoride treatments:

How Do Fluoride Treatments in Crown Point Work?

Fluoride treatments replace lost minerals in the enamel layer of teeth. This allows them to resist the acidic effects that sugars and other cavity-causing foods and drinks create. By building up the strength of the outer layer of teeth, regular fluoride treatments can reduce the occurrence of cavities and can ensure the strongest, healthiest teeth for dental patients of all ages.

How Can Fluoride Be Applied?

Your dentist can administer fluoride applications at a much higher concentration than toothpaste or rinses. In some cases, your dentist may use a mouth guard to apply strong solutions of fluoride to your teeth as a gel or foam. Varnishes can be applied to your teeth and to provide added decay-fighting power. You may also be prescribed supplements to increase your levels of fluoride and further reduce your risk of cavities.

Adults Greatly Benefit From Fluoride Treatments

Adults benefit from the cavity-fighting properties of fluoride for their teeth. This is especially true for adults who are at higher risk of tooth decay because of certain medical and dental conditions, such as:

• A history of cavities and tooth decay
• Gum disease
• Crowns, bridges, or braces
• Dry mouth caused by medications, radiation, or Sjögren’s syndrome

By taking the time to schedule a fluoride treatment with your dentist, you can reduce the risk of tooth decay, cavities and much more.

Does Bottled Water Contain Fluoride?

In most cases, bottled water contains little or no fluoride and is not helpful in preventing tooth decay. Supplementing bottled water with fluoridated water from your local water supply can often help you enjoy the convenience and portability of these products while protecting your teeth against unwanted cavities. However, its effectiveness is lightyears away from the treatment your dentist can provide.

How Do Home Water Treatment Systems Affect Fluoride Levels?

Most home water treatment systems remove some amount of fluoride from tap water:

• Reverse osmosis systems can remove as much as 95 percent of the fluoride present in water.
• Activated charcoal filter systems may remove more than 80 percent of fluoride.
• Steam distillation water treatment systems remove all of the fluoride from water.

If you are worried that you’re not receiving the benefits of fluoridated water because of your home water treatment system, you can often obtain a test of your water from your local health department. These agencies offer testing for tap water and treated water, usually at no cost to you.

Your dentist can provide you with expert help in determining the right fluoride treatments for you. This can help you enjoy the brightest smiles and the healthiest teeth and gums now and well into the future.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Crown Point, call Wadas Dental of Crown Point today at (219) 488-2610 or make an appointment.

Wadas Dental of Crown Point offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Crown Point. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Wadas Dental of Crown Point, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Wadas Dental of Crown Point.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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