Gentle Dental of Thorndale
3307 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372

We’re Not Kidding About Fluoride’s Benefits for Adults

Can Fluoride Help Adults?

Many of us think that fluoride is only essential for children, but research has shown that fluoride is just as important for adults. Tooth decay knows no age, so adults need the same decay defense that fluoride is proven to provide. Fortunately, fluoride is easy to find in many toothpastes, but some adults run a higher risk of tooth decay and need stronger sources of fluoride protection. To see if you need to include more fluoride in your daily dental care regimen, Colgate offered the following ways to tell.

If you’re taking medications that make your mouth dry, you may want to fortify your fluoride routine. A dry mouth is a common side effect of medicines for allergies, anxiety, and high blood pressure, and frequently occurs in diabetes. Other than being unpleasant, a dry mouth means you have less saliva to wash away the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. You can deal with dry mouth by using a fluoride mouthwash to protect your teeth, by trying saliva substitutes to replace your saliva, or by sucking on sugar-free hard candies to increase the natural saliva flow. All of these dental care treatments can fight the decay that comes from a dry mouth.

If you have crowns or bridges, you run the risk of having decay-causing bacteria hide along the edges of these dental devices. Fluoride can help protect your teeth from this damaging decay and can sometimes help teeth re-mineralize.

If you have gum disease or your gums are starting to recede, then additional fluoride may help prevent further problems. Receded gums allow bacteria to reach below the tooth’s enamel to the tender root, but you can protect your teeth’s roots by asking your dentist to apply a fluoride varnish or gel. You can get additional protection by using a fluoride mouthwash or prescription fluoride gel.

If you’ve received radiation therapy to your head or neck, you run a very high risk of tooth decay because the radiation does direct damage to your salivary glands. This damage causes dry mouth, which can lead to tooth decay. You can help prevent the decay by using generous amounts of fluoride and visiting a dentist in Thorndale every two to three months.

If you wear braces, you know how frequently food gets lodged in the wires and how hard it can be to remove it all. These food particles produce the plaque that causes decay, but a daily fluoride rinse or gel can help keep your teeth protected.

Regardless of your dental care or condition, a fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouth rinse are recommended for all adults. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily are important at every age, but are especially helpful as you get older. If you think you’re prone to tooth decay, consider getting fluoride treatments from your dentist. These treatments can provide high levels of fluoride for a surprisingly low cost. You can either receive in-office treatments from an affordable dentist or ask for prescription dental care treatments to perform at home.

Fluoride isn’t only for children. Adults also need the decay-fighting power that only fluoride can deliver. With so many fluoride treatments available for little effort or expense, it’s easier than ever to get the tooth decay defense you need from an affordable dentist you trust.

To find an affordable dentist who will help you discover the benefits of fluoride, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate care in Thorndale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Thorndale, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Thorndale.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Thanks for your proffesionalism Dr In and the whole staff.
Robert C.
Staff was curtious and helpful. Everything was explained to me and I was told what to expect.
Arthur A.
Great experience overall. Staff were very patient with me.
Anonymous
Staff and Dentist did an excellent job on my first visit!!!!
Gladys A.
I have never had a problem, the staff are pleasant, and Dr. Miller is the best
Esther B.
Dentist was very professional and painless. I lost a filling in the afternoon and they squeezed me in the next morning.
Frances F.
The visit went well
James T.
Got in and out right away. Dr. Inn's service is one of excellence. Very trustworthy.
Anonymous
I am very pleased with service and treatment I get at Gentle Dental, they are very courteous and don't leave you waiting for your appointment.
Robert E.
dental hygienist was great. i believe name is erin. put me at ease enough to get the job done..and that is not an easy thing to do...
Barbara P.
I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
Madelyn N.
Fast painless and very affordable.
Neil C.
The receptionist, hygienist and doctor were all very pleasant. I had to wait about half an hour, but that was because I was a walk-in. Overall, […]
Anonymous
T Thank you my daughter had to have two teeth filled For the first time! Great experiance Thank you Joanne
Jessica F.
I really enjoyed the visits I have had already very friendly staff for the most part and my dentist was great I just hated the amount of pain I was […]
Brooke B.
Receptionist needs to be aware of appointment times of the patients and let the staff know when the pt. arrives and not pick and choose who's chart […]
Anonymous
Two root canals went very smooth and ensured that I felt no pain during the procedure.
Tony E.
I was very pleased with the work done on my teeth. Thank you good job!
Brenda H.
Dr.In explained everything in detail and was very gentle when he extracted my tooth. I appreciate his bedside manner.
Sharon M.
Gentle Dental exceeded my expectations. Everyone--from the receptionists to the dental assistants to the hygenist--was friendly and accomodating, and […]
Anonymous
Everyone provided excellent customer service and the wait time was short.....I loved that!
Melanie R.
I would recommend anyone to your office, from the doctor to the hole staff you guys are great the most important thing to me is everyone is so […]
Gerald R.
I will be recommending Gentle Dental to everyone I know. All employees are very nice and professional. There was very little wait time and the […]
Anonymous
Dr In and staff are excellent!
Elizabeth P.
So far, it's been really good
Theresa G.
I was not pleased with the wait. I would rather not be scheduled when it takes so long.
Lawrence P.
Pleased with visit and great staff
Yvette C.
In fact I really like the way Lori cleaned my teeth. She did a wonderful job. I will definitely recommend gentle dental Thorndale to friends and […]
William L.
Am comfortable and impressed with professional demeanor of the office, particularily the Dentist
Earle K.
Front desk girl always knows my name :-) everyone is so nice and everything is quick and easy!
Brooke B.
Gentle Dental did a great job as always. Nice people.
Karl F.
Great experience. Lori did an excellent jod cleaning my teeth! !
Gladys A.
The service was great as well as the professionalism! In my case i had full dentures made. Unfortunately there is not a lab on site,this made my […]
Robert E.
I have a wonderful experience with you guys. Bravo!!!
William L.
Dr. In was very thorough in explaining procedure. I am very comfortable with his "bedside" manner
Sharon M.
I am grateful for the Kind & Gentle treatment I have received. Very efficient Dentist & staff.
Diana P.
I was very pleased with the service. The receptionist was wonderful and really well informed. I literally had no wait time upon arriving about 15 […]
Anonymous
Everyone at Gentle Dental are great people, very helpful and understanding, and I thank them for everything.
David H.
The office staff is quick and efficient. I'm always seen in a timely manner and Dr. is always caring and careful to explain everything and answer all […]
Kaylene H.
Very good visit with Dr. In. He was right on schedule and had a very pleasant experience.
Richard C.
I think the girls were very friendly and easy to talk to. The dentist was super sweet and gentle. I didnt feel a thing well until the novacaine wore […]
Diana M.
Very friendly, nice staff and great dental work
Janice B.
dentist handled in prof and compassionate manner
Earle K.
Dr In is very pleasant and all the techs and receptionist are very helpfull.
Elaine M.
Staff was very proficient with what needed to be done.My problem was explained so that I could understand what was needed to be done
Rodney D.
My wait in the waiting area was longer than I anticipated. Arrived on time thinking I would be taken immediately, because I don't like dentists plus […]
Anonymous
Everyone and everything at Gentle Dental Thorndale was great. I am very well pleased with the work that was done.The DOCTOR was excellent. I have a […]
Letica W.
excellent service!!!!
Antonia N.
I am a self confessed scaredy cat when it comes to the dentist. I have a difficult time calling to make an appointment. I have Never felt more […]
Helene R.
I found the office staff very nice and the dentist took his time with me and explained everything that I needed done
Frances B.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (610) 590-1798
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