Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in most foods and water. Fluoride has been proven to help fight and even reverse the process of tooth decay caused by acids, plaque, and bacteria that regularly hurt tooth enamel.
In our practice, we have the option of adding to the fluoride you get from your food, water, and toothpaste. Fluoride treatment can be very beneficial for infants and children, from the ages of 6 months to 16 years. However, adults can also benefit from fluoride treatment as well. In recent studies, it was found that topical fluoride–from toothpastes, mouth rinses and in-practice treatments–are just as important in the fight against tooth decay as it is in strengthening and developing teeth.
Please feel free to call our office to learn how fluoride treatments can promote your oral health.