Every day your teeth lose some of their protective minerals. When children consume acidic foods or drinks such as sodas and fail to brush as well as they should, their tooth enamel can become damaged. One way to help strengthen teeth and reverse this damage is through remineralizing fluoride treatments. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay. In children under six years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth.
But fluoride treatments aren’t just for kids.
Long considered mainly for children – for whom we recommend a fluoride treatment at every visit – fluoride treatments have been proven tremendously beneficial for adults as well. Fluoride stops the progress of newly formed cavities in anyone who uses it, and adult root decay can be greatly reduced through these treatments.