“Who will benefit from fluoride? EVERYONE… adults and children. One of the things that Dr. Monroe feels very strongly about is the importance of preventative dentistry. Among the things you can do on a daily basis to lessen your risk of tooth decay include things like brushing, flossing and using a rinse which contains fluoride as one of the active ingredients.”
Fluoride is a mineral used to help prevent caries and help harden enamel. Fluoride is found naturally in water and in many foods, and it is also used to help with the remineralization process to prevent breakdown of the tooth and tooth decay. Today, studies have shown that drinking fluoridated water has decreased dental caries by two-thirds. Brushing with fluoridated toothpaste and using community fluoridated water is considered to be helpful is decreasing decay. In areas where the water supply is not fluoridated, fluoride tablets may be prescribed to children.
Of course, you will also want to make regular visits to your dentist for checkups and follow any recommendations they may have.
At Colorado Center of Dental Excellence, one of the benefits of doing this is the fluoride treatment that Dr. Monroe will perform on you. Unlike the rinse based fluoride treatments available on the market, Dr. Monroe will treat you with a highly concentrated fluoride gel that help to fight off cavities, improve decalcification spots and also reduce sensitivity problems.
Just as you need to come to the dentist for regular cleanings because brushing alone is not sufficient to eliminate plaque buildup, so too you will need to have a regular fluoride treatment to supplement your daily routine.