Fluoride is a chemical compound that is proven to be beneficial to teeth. It strengthens enamel and prevents decay. As a result, there are many over-the-counter toothpastes and mouthwashes containing fluoride. However, those who are at an extra high risk for cavities may benefit from professional fluoride treatments in addition to daily doses. This is generally delivered in the form of a varnish applied with a swab or brush to teeth.
Too little or too much fluoride can be detrimental to one's teeth. Part of our general dentistry service is working with you to make the best decisions in regards to the preventive measures we take. Patients under 18 years of age are typically recommended for fluoride treatments. Adult fluoride treatments are recommended to patients with a history of decay and dental work, and/or sensitivity.