Fluoride Treatment children and adults

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Fluoride Treatment children and adults

Fluoride isn’t a new name. This mineral is well-known for the role it plays in the buildup of strong teeth and prevention of cavities. Fluoride has been used for the maintenance of dental health for decades. It supports the health of the enamel and combats the bacteria that harm the gums and teeth. Your tooth is protected by an outer protective layer known as the enamel.

Fluoride treatment is helpful in children and adults especially if they are at risk of dental caries. Dental cavities or dental caries occur when there’s a buildup of bacteria on the gums and teeth. These bacteria forms plaques on the teeth. Acid is produced from the plaque. It is this acid that erodes your gum tissue and teeth. If the enamel breaks down due to the action of the plaques, then bacteria can penetrate your teeth and destroy the blood and nerves within.

How is a fluoride treatment for children and adults done?

Dentists at Miami provide fluoride treatment in the form of varnish, gel, foam, or highly concentrated rinse. Treatment may be done with a mouthwash, a swab, or a tray.

At Advanced Family Dental, Miami, we offer treatments that contain a higher percentage of fluoride compared to what you’d find in your toothpaste or water. Fluoride treatment for children and adults in Miami takes just a few minutes. Dentists at Advanced Family Dental may ask you to avoid food and drinks for half an hour after the treatment. The aim is to allow full absorption of the fluoride.

It is important that you give the dentist your complete medical history. This will allow them to plan the best treatment for you.

Fluoride for kids

If your child is below three years of age, then you’ll have to supervise him or her as they brush. Toothpaste used for brushing should be a very thin layer. For children between three to six years of age, use a pea-sized fluoride toothpaste for brushing. Always ensure that they do not swallow the toothpaste while brushing.

What’s the normal amount of fluoride that I need?

According to the American Dental Association, you should have a professional fluoride treatment at the dentist’s office in Miami every three, six, or 12 months. This is determined by the state of your oral health. If your risk for dental cavities is high, our dentists at Advanced Family Dental will prescribe a unique fluoride gel or rinse for regular use at home.

Certain factors increases a person’s risk of dental cavities. These include:

Certain factors increases a person’s risk of dental cavities. These include:

  • Eating disorder
  • Alcoholism or drug use
  • A weak enamel
  • Poor diet
  • Decreased saliva or dry mouth
  • Inadequate dental care
  • Poor oral hygiene

Fluoride can also be gotten from dietary sources including:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Infant formula
  • Fish and fish bones


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