You probably know that fluoride treatments should be part of a child’s regular dental visits to help make their teeth more decay resistant, but did you know there are benefits of topical fluoride applications for adults, also?
Some people may have a dry mouth caused by medications or certain health conditions; this condition makes a person much more susceptible to decay. If someone has had gum recession, this exposes the root surfaces of the teeth which are more prone to decay than the harder, enamel-covered crown portions of the teeth. Diets high in acid and/or sugar (soda has high amounts of both), and poor oral hygiene habits can cause decay in both adults and children.
Topical fluoride applications are also very beneficial to adults in the treatment of hypersensitivity. A single application of fluoride varnish can provide relief from hypersensitivity for some patients for as long as 6 months.
Today, fluoride varnish is considered the most effective topical form of fluoride, reducing decay 25 to 60 percent, for adults and children.
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