Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens teeth against decay and helps them heal from the constant demineralization process occurring in the mouth. It penetrates the teeth and draws phosphate and calcium from your saliva into your teeth. Fluoride also attacks the bacteria in your mouth that produces the acid that leads to tooth decay. Studies show that this miracle mineral can even repair early tooth decay before it becomes a cavity.
In office fluoride treatments are a great way to supplement the fluoride we get from fluoride toothpaste and our fluoridated city water and are usually recommended for all family members.
Fluoride treatments are especially helpful for children as teeth are developing, for anyone in orthodontics, for anyone with receding gums, for anyone not drinking city tap water, and for those with medical and oral health conditions or medications that cause dry mouth.