Regular fluoride treatments can strengthen your teeth and prevent tooth decay. To learn more about the smile-saving benefits of fluoride, call Weekend Dentistry.
Our dentists recommend regular fluoride applications as part of your preventive dental treatment. Fluoride can strengthen tooth enamel and reduce the frequency of cavities in children and adults. At our practice, we offer easy fluoride treatment with varnish.
Fluoride comes from fluorine, a naturally occurring substance that is found in the soil, water, rocks, and even some everyday foods. It is produced for use in toothpastes, mouthrinses, nutritional supplements, and drinking water.
Dentists have been recommending fluoride for decades, using it remineralize (rebuild) weak tooth enamel. Fluoride hardens the enamel and helps prevent tooth decay by resisting the harmful effects of natural sugars and acids in your mouth. It can also prevent the growth of oral bacteria and reverse early signs of cavities.
While children and their developing teeth benefit strongly from fluoride treatment, adults can receive fluoride to help keep their teeth cavity-free.
Most healthy adults and children receive fluoride through fluoridated drinking water and brushing with fluoride toothpaste. If you or your child are experiencing signs of tooth decay despite regular brushing and good oral hygiene, call Weekend Dentistry. Our team will perform a dental exam to assess the condition of your teeth and determine if fluoride treatment is right for you.