Fluoride Treatments are not just for kids anymore.
Adult Fluoride treatments here at Flower Mound Dental. Fluoride is an all-natural mineral compound, easily absorbed into our tooth enamel. It fights cavities and protects our teeth against acids and other bacteria. Fluoride decreases tooth damage and tooth decay.
Fluoride can be found naturally in a wide variety of different foods and assorted drinks. Many teas, coffees, shellfish, potatoes, and grapes contain naturally occurring healthy fluorides. You’ll want to be careful with the fluorides found in artificial sweeteners, sodas, and flavored popsicles for obvious reasons. HINT: The sugar content!
Fluoride in our Drinking Water
In just about every United States community, including the Town of Flower Mound and other surrounding Texas cities, fluoride has been added to public drinking water sources, as endorsed by the American Dental Association, or ADA. This is a very safe practice and very effective towards the on-going fight against cavities. Our daily toothpaste and mouthwash should also contain fluoride. Look for the ADA seal of approval for the best products to use. Remember, always follow manufacturer use directions for these products.
But I’m not 10 anymore, I’m an Adult.
Yes, it is true that fluoride is most important and critical for infants and children between the ages of six months to eighteen years. After all, this is the time in which our primary and permeant teeth develop.
However, recent research indicates that adults also highly benefit from regular fluoride treatments. Topical fluoride, from toothpaste, mouthwash, and dental fluoride treatments, right here in our office, are extremely important in fighting tooth decay in our permanent adult teeth, especially in people who are at the highest risk of tooth decay. If you have dry mouth conditions, gum disease or periodontitis, history of frequent cavities, presence of crowns, bridges, or braces, you are most definitely a candidate for in office fluoride treatments. Be sure to ask your hygienist, dental assistant, or Dr. Wyatt during your next visit to our office. Forget to ask? Don’t worry, we will be sure to remind you, since we take your dental care very seriously.
Do I have to wear that silly tray? How long does a fluoride treatment take?
The fluoride treatments of today are WAY different from the treatments you may remember as a kid. No more bulky trays, no more weird orange tangy flavor. The fluoride your hygienist will give you is as simple as masterfully painting your teeth with a thin coat of white fluoride. The fluoride “paint” will remain on your teeth until you brush and floss later that night before going to bed. You may eat solid foods and cold liquids after a fluoride treatment, but we do ask that you wait until the fluoride has set to your teeth before consuming hot liquids or carbonated beverages. This new and improved fluoride process is easy and painless!
Need an Appointment
Be sure to call Mary today for an appointment to stay on top of your dental care and dental needs. She can be reached at (972) 355-2222.
New to Flower Mound? In search of a new dentist?
New to Flower Mound? Lived in Flower Mound for many years? Come see us at Flower Mound Dental. We are a top-notch dentist office and can provide all of your Flower Mound Dental needs.
About Flower Mound Dental
Flower Mound Dental is here to meet your dental needs. We provide truly gentle, exceptional dentistry. Dr. Wyatt offers a wide variety of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. Flower Mound Dental is located in the Flower Mound Kroger Shopping Center, near Lifetime Fitness. Above all, we want you to be comfortable here. For instance, bring us your dental concerns. In other words, we are committed to your oral health and wellness. Dr. Wyatt provides a calm, inviting atmosphere to make you feel at home.
About Dr. William E. Wyatt Jr.
When it comes to dental education, it’s hard to find anyone more knowledgeable than Dr. Wyatt. In other words, Dr. Wyatt is actively involved in many facets of continuing education. He participates in dental conferences, symposia, and fellowships. In 1986, he received his Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. He completed 500 hours of additional continuing education and a rigorous written exam. Dr. Wyatt has studied with some of the most respected dentists in the world. The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners requires 12 hours of continuing education every year to maintain licensure. For example, Dr. Wyatt regularly averages 200 hours per year, 1600% more than he’s legally required to do. As a result, this affords him access to the latest technological advances in dentistry.
Dr. Wyatt has held memberships in the following organizations:
- The American Dental Implant Association
- The Academy of General Dentistry
- The American Dental Institute
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Seattle Study Club Dental Business Academy
- The American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry
In addition, he is very active in his community. For example, Dr. Wyatt is a featured speaker in the chamber of commerce and other organizations. Above all, he is a published author on Dentaltown. In conclusion, be sure to follow Dr. Wyatt on Twitter @DrWilliamWyatt.