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Posted by Staff on Jul 21, 2014   ::   Tags: Care, Health
DATE: 07.21.2014
TAGS: Care, Health

Fluoride is a necessary ingredient for a healthy mouth.

It plays a vital role in preventing dental decay during all stages of life. In the past, fluoride treatments have been inaccurately classified as being only beneficial to children and adolescents. At Cromwell Dental we recommend fluoride treatments for our adult patients as well.

What you should know as a dental consumer, and a Cromwell Dental patient, is that studies have revealed the topical application of fluoride creates a significant benefit for adults who have moderate to high risk for cavities. But that’s not all – there are several instances that warrant extra fluoride protection among patients of all ages.

Have you had a restoration done recently, maybe a crown or a filling? Fluoride can help protect the margins of these restorations, ultimately protecting your investment. Fluoride can protect teeth from cavities and in some cases, even stop or reverse the process of small cavity formation! Fluoride can also act as a defender against sensitive teeth. Summer is the season of acidic foods and drinks, like lemonade and popsicles. Unfortunately, the acidic nature of these summer essentials has a damaging effect on your enamel. A fluoride treatment at your next visit with us can help re-mineralize your enamel and lessen sensitivity. 

Your fluoride treatment may not be included in the cost of your regular cleaning, or maybe you’ve exceeded the insurance’s age limitations. Either way, a professional fluoride treatment is well worth the small fee. The benefits outweigh the cost, and you’ll walk away with stronger, healthier teeth. Ask any of our dental experts about the option of fluoride at your next visit.

We’ll see you then! 



Untreated dental disease can lead to serious long-term problems. The American Dental Association recommends all adults and children visit a dentist every six months. Whether you're a current or future client we hope to see you soon!