One of the greatest breakthroughs in preventive dentistry is the use of fluoride. Almost all water naturally contains some fluoride, but not in sufficient quantity to protect teeth.
Fluoride has many benefits for people of all ages. When children are young and their teeth are forming, fluoride joins with the structure of the tooth, making the enamel surface harder and more resistant to decay.
Fluoride can help an adults tooth repair a cavity in the earliest stage before it has become visible in the mouth.
We recommend fluoride toothpaste for all of our patients. We may also recommend additional sources of fluoride for you to use at home. We recommend fluoride application for all patients at their hygiene appointment as this is the time the teeth will best absorb the fluoride.