Most adults develop their oral hygiene habits when they are young, and they change very little from that time. About 90 percent of all adults in the United States have had at least one cavity in their life, and around 25 percent have untreated cavities. Fluoride treatment can reduce the risk of tooth decay to keep your smile intact.
Although adults may use a fluoride toothpaste to brush with, they may not do a good job brushing their teeth. The frequency of brushing is important, and it should be twice a day, but at least once if twice doesn’t fit your schedule. If you don’t always brush twice a day, then you can rinse your mouth with water after meals and drinks to protect your teeth from cavities and stains.
When you visit our facility for an appointment with one of our best dentists at Pleasure Dental, he or she can answer your questions about brushing and flossing your teeth. They can also show you what type of brush to use.
If you’re a vigorous brusher, the safest choice for you and the vast majority of people is a soft-bristled brush. Brushing too hard can damage soft tissues like your gums and any exposed teeth roots. It can also damage tooth enamel. Your dentist in Royse City will be able to tell how vigorously you’re brushing when they examine your teeth.
Our dentists will also be able to catch tooth decay at any stage, including that which is starting to damage tooth enamel. Fortunately, a fluoride treatment can assist you in preventing more decay and rebuilding minor enamel damage.
Along with the fluoride from toothpaste, gels, and mouth rinses, fluoride treatments are available as:
Fluoride is critical for children’s and teen’s developing teeth, but adults benefit from it too. Call us at Pleasure Dental in Royse City to have your teeth examined by one of our experienced dentists and discuss your fluoride needs for healthy teeth.