Fluoride is a mineral that helps fight tooth decay. It is found in public water supplies, toothpaste and many other dental products. Often called, “nature’s cavity fighter,” fluoride helps repair the early stages of tooth decay even before the decay can be seen. Research shows that fluoride helps prevent cavities in children and adults by making teeth more resistant to the acid attacks that cause cavities. When you brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste, or use other fluoride dental products, you are preventing cavities and strengthening your teeth’s enamel.
For those who are more susceptible of getting cavities, we will apply fluoride varnish or fluoride gel during your dental visit. We may also recommend a special fluoride rinse, paste or gel for you to use at home as well.