Fluoride isn’t just for kids! According to The Journal of the American Dental Association, in addition to a daily oral hygiene regimen of brushing twice a day and flossing, another key to good oral health is fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent tooth decay and can even repair teeth in the very early, microscopic stages.
At Flatrock Family Dentistry, Dr. Rouse and Dr. Crosland offer a fluoride varnish application for patients of all ages. While seeing your hygienist for your cleaning, ask for a risk assessment to be performed. If you are a patient with moderate to high risk of developing decay, a treatment with fluoride can help.
The varnish applied at the office has a stronger concentration than the toothpastes or fluoride rinses available in the store or pharmacy. Included with your adult fluoride treatment, you will receive a tube of prescription-strength fluoride toothpaste to take home with you. Please feel free to ask our dentists and team any additional questions you may have in regards to fluoride treatments or prescription toothpaste.