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Den's Dental Blog

Hello! My name is Den. This blog is going to cover a range of dental topics. I am not a dentist or a dental nurse but I have recently undergone a lot of dental treatment. This treatment has given me a great insight into the world of dentistry and I would like to share everything I have learnt with you here. Last year, I developed terrible pain in my mouth. I was diagnosed with severe tooth decay. The dentist removed the problem teeth and then inserted false ones in their place. He also whitened my teeth to improve my smile. I hope you find my blog useful.


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Do You Need Fluoride Treatments?

by Myrtle Banks

When children visit the dentist for their regular checkups, they usually have a fluoride treatment. In fact, most dentists will recommend that children receive regular fluoride treatments. Most of the time, these treatments stop once a child has reached their teen years. But, there are occasions when adults can benefit from having these treatments, in addition to using toothpastes and mouthwashes that contain fluoride. In fact, there are some dental conditions that could cause people to end up with a lot of tooth decay, but this decay can be prevented through additional fluoride treatments. Here are some of the conditions that lead dentists to recommend fluoride treatments.

Dry Mouth

Have you ever woken up in the morning feeling like you swallowed sand and your lips are almost stuck together? This is a condition known as dry mouth, or xerostomia. This condition can be caused by a number of diseases and some types of medications (allergy medicines, antihistamines, blood pressure medications, anti-anxiety medications, etc.). Anyone who has had radiation treatments around their head or neck may also be susceptible to having dry mouth. When you have this condition, your body is not able to produce enough saliva. This makes it difficult to eat, because there is no saliva to help wash the food down, which can lead to tooth decay

Gum Disease

If you have a dental problem that isn't treated, it is going to get worse and you may end up having a hole in the tooth. Bacteria, plaque and food particles can get into the hole, and they will end up leading to infection and even gum disease, or gingivitis. When it gets to this point, immediate treatment must be sought in order to keep the condition at bay. This treatment often includes fluoride treatments, either in the dentist's office or through the use of over-the-counter treatments.


When dentists have patients who have histories of a lot cavities, they may recommend that those patients have fluoride treatments in addition to the fluoride that may be in the toothpaste they use. Having these treatments will help prevent new cavities from forming.

Dental Appliances

Anyone who has dentures, bridges, crowns, or braces may need to have extra fluoride in order to prevent tooth decay and other dental issues. For instance, when one has a crown, there is a chance of tooth decay where the crown and the structure of the tooth meet. Or, if one has braces or a bridge, decay could start in areas of the mouth that are difficult to clean because of the dental appliances.

For more information, talk to a dentist, such as Hopkins Street Dental.