As an adult, do I still need fluoride?

As an adult, do I still need fluoride?

09 May 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

The maximum benefits from fluoride are obtained in children’s teeth from the beginning of tooth development until tooth eruption.

However fluoride continues to promote enamel remineralization, reduce tooth decay and inhibit decay bacteria throughout our lives.

When you drink fluoridated tap water and use toothpaste or rinses with fluoride, you top up the teeth with minerals.

Fluoride protection is particularly helpful for older adults at higher risk for decay from dry mouth conditions caused by medications or health problems.
So the answer is… yup, you do. It’s not just for kids.