All teeth need fluoride to minimize harmful acid attacks that occur when bacteria mix with sugar in the mouth and eat away at tooth enamel, causing tooth decay. Fluoride treatments can help.
Most people get adequate amounts of fluoride through their drinking water and the foods they eat, but that’s not always the case. If you drink mostly bottled water, or you use a home water filtration system, you may not be getting the amount of fluoride you need.
At one time, it was believed that only children needed fluoride treatments. Today, however, more adults are getting them as well, particularly if they run a higher risk of tooth decay due to: