Can adults benefit from fluoride?
According to newer studies everyone benefits from fluoride. Initial studies suggested that fluoride was beneficial for strengthening of teeth while they were still developing. But recent research has shown that topical fluoride use (fluoride that is present toothpastes, mouth rinses) and fluoride treatment helps to prevent tooth decay in people of all ages.How do I know if I need special fluoride treatment?
In adults and children with healthy teeth that are low risk of decay ---fluoride in drinking water and brushing regularly with a fluoride containing toothpaste is sufficient to meet the fluoride requirement. If your drinking water contains fluoride (at least 1 part per million) then it has adequate amount of fluoride.If you have the following conditions consult your dentist for fluoride treatments
What are the different types of fluoride treatment?
Fluoride treatment can be given at your dentist's office or at home as well.
Even if you at low risk for tooth decay, all adults are recommended to use a fluoride containing toothpaste. It has been proven reduce the risk of tooth decay.