fluorideHere at Greenfield Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to the prevention of tooth decay. Dr. Edward Garry and his team believe that fluoride works well to strengthen children’s teeth. It also has been shown to help prevent decay in people of all ages.

For this reason, the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Medical Association believe that topical fluoride is necessary for good oral health. Many people wonder if they need fluoride treatments. In many places, water is enhanced with fluoride, so additional fluoride treatments are not necessary; however, if your water is not treated, you may need fluoride treatments. You may also need a fluoride treatment if you are showing symptoms of dental damage, such as receding gums. You may also want to get treated if you wear braces or are taking medications that cause dry mouth.

Fluoride treatments can be completed during your routine dental appointments. Fluoride treatments are quick and painless, taking only a few minutes to complete. When getting treated, our dentist will apply gel, foam, or varnish on your teeth. Treatment works best if it is done one to four times a year.

You may wonder what else you need to do in addition to getting regular fluoride treatments. The American Dental Association recommends drinking fluoridated water and using a toothpaste with fluoride.

If you have any questions about fluoride treatments in Greenfield, Indiana, please do not hesitate to contact us today at 317-462-1252.