While fluoride is recommended for children, we also recommend fluoride treatments for many of our adult patients. You might ask yourself, “Do I really need a fluoride treatment? I thought those were just for my kids.” After all, most insurance plans cover fluoride treatments only up to the age of 18.
What we need you to know is that studies have shown topical fluoride applications performed by a dental professional create a significant benefit for adults who have moderate to high risk for cavities.
In addition, we may recommend a toothpaste that contains fluoride, calcium, and phosphate for you to use at home each day. This is stronger than any toothpaste you can buy over the counter. We may also apply a high fluoride varnish treatment at your next routine, dental checkup visit.