Every day your teeth lose some of their protective minerals. When we consume acidic foods or drinks such as sodas, fail to brush as well as we should or even when we become stressed, enamel is damaged. One way to help strengthen your teeth and reverse this damage is through remineralizing fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral famed for its benefits in fighting tooth decay.
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 and adult root caries can be greatly reduced through these 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.