Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in water and many different foods. It helps to restore tooth enamel and treat tooth decay. In our office, we apply topical fluoride during your treatment to strengthen the health of your teeth and protect against cavities.
How does fluoride work? Every day, our teeth suffer damage from sugar, acids and bacteria that wear down enamel and the overall health of your smile. Fluoride strengthens your teeth by restoring lost calcium and phosphate that rebuilds enamel.
Our dentist and team regularly provide fluoride treatment to strengthen the health of our patients’ smiles. This treatment is especially recommended for children, since their smiles can be vulnerable as they develop. Further fluoride treatment may be recommended to patients who consistently struggle with tooth decay or are not receiving adequate amounts of fluoride from other sources.
We offer fluoride treatment in the form of a gel, varnish or foam. Fluoride treatment is simple, quick and painless, and is one of the many ways our dentist and team maintain the health of your smile. To learn more about the benefits of fluoride and how we can help you improve your smile, we encourage you to contact us today!