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Posted on: September 27, 2011
Adult Need For Fluoride
The risk of adult tooth decay is on the rise due to the trend in bottle water and the high percentage of people on medications (OTC,RX and Herbal Supplements). These medications are proven to cause a reduced salivary flow resulting in an increase in cavities.
We have attended numerous courses raising our awareness on this matter.
Who Needs Fluoride?
1. Everyone – If you have a pulse
2. High Risk Group
a. Tooth Sensitivity
b. Gum Recession/Bone Loss
c. Prescription Medications
d. OTC Medications (Especially allergy/sinus meds)
e. Herbal Supplements
f. 60 years or older (naturally have a reduced salivary flow)
g. Decay within the past 2 years
h. If you drink more bottled water than tap
i. If you drink soda (diet or regular)
j. A diet high in sugar
k. Cosmetic or full mouth dentistry patients
l. An extensive dental history, resulting in numerous crowns, bridges, veneers
m. Orthodontics or Invisalign
At Rye Smiles for Life we take pride in our role as our patients’ preventative care specialist to help them achieve your maximum oral health. We provide an Adult Fluoride treatment after each Preventative Care appointment. We determine the frequency that best meets our patients’ needs (1-4 times per year).
Contact us at (703) 565-2503 if you have any concerns about your oral health.