Flouride is a natural mineral found in water and many foods It appears in natural ground waters in varying levels, which is why some areas have too much and others have none. While you receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and using toothpaste with fluoride, fluoride treatment is recommended to further strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities.
As we eat and drink throughout the day, bacteria, sugars and acids constantly attack and demineralize the enamel layer of your teeth. Flouride works to remineralize the tooth enamel, preventing decay and cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen the teeth as they develop to make sure they are strong and healthy, making fluoride in children as their teeth grow in.
But fluoride is not only for children! Adults can also benefit from a fluoride treatment if their teeth are prone to decay or if you are not receiving a sufficient amount of fluoride from other sources. Elderly patients and patients with special needs who struggle with oral hygiene and experience a greater likelihood of cavities can also benefit from a fluoride treatment.
Flouride is available in the form of a gel or varnish. Please wait 30 minutes to eat and drink once you have received a fluoride treatment.