Fluoride Treatments

There are numerous factors that lead to tooth decay, otherwise known as cavities, & there are many ways to prevent it. Tooth decay can be a significant problem for children as well as adults. Fluoride is a mineral that works on a microscopic level to prevent cavities & repair teeth by keeping them strong.

Many communities add a small amount of fluoride to their water in order to help the local population strengthen their teeth. Fluoride occurs naturally in many foods as well, including pickles, grape juice, spinach & tomatoes. Fluoride is also an ingredient in most toothpastes & some mouthwashes.

At our office, we offer professional fluoride treatments for children, who are often at higher risk for cavities as their teeth grow & develop & they learn good oral hygiene habits. In-office fluoride treatment involves the dentist applying varnish to your teeth using a gel, foam, or a rinse. Fluoride strengthens teeth by remineralizing the enamel, which is the hard, shiny outer layer of your teeth.