What Is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps strengthen our teeth! Found in both food and water, fluoride helps make teeth more resistant to decay and cavities. When you ingest anything that contains fluoride, it’s deposited on your tooth enamel. On the other hand, it’s lost when foods containing sugars and acids eat away at the enamel. When fluoride loss outweighs fluoride gain, tooth decay occurs.
For those, especially children, who might be suffering from a fluoride deficit, a fluoride treatment can help build it up to safer, effective levels. Often this involves an application of a gel topically to the teeth. This treatment is fast, simple, and painless!
As your dental experts, the staff at Sandwich Dental Associates is happy to answer any additional questions you might have about fluoride treatments. Call 508.888.4400 to learn more or to set up an appointment.