Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by defending your teeth against plaque, bacteria, and sugar in your mouth. For young children, fluoride helps strengthen their teeth while they are still developing, but adults can benefit from this treatment as well. Fluoride is absorbed into the enamel of your teeth, and replenishes calcium and phosphorous to keep your teeth hard. Fluoride can reduce cavities in patients of any age, as well as repair the early stages of tooth decay, even before it’s visible.
Using a fluoride toothpaste and visiting our office every six months can help make sure you are receiving the proper amount of fluoride to keep your teeth healthy.