Cavities are the most common disease worldwide, for both children and adults. Fluoride is one of the best ways to avoid cavities.
How Does Fluoride Work?
Bacteria occur naturally in your mouth and feeds on sugar from food and drinks. This produces acids which will wear away at the enamel of your teeth. Fluoride makes teeth stronger and more resistant to this acid. In addition, fluoride can even reverse very early decay. Fluoride has been so successful in preventing cavities that fluoride in water was named a top public health achievement in the 20th century.
How Do I Get Fluoride?
Fluoride can be found in many foods, in most drinking water sources, and of course, in toothpaste and mouthrinses. These are all excellent sources for fluoride, but in addition, we recommend professional fluoride treatments at our office. This treatment in the form of a gel, foam or varnish, contains a much higher level of fluoride than you will find in over-the-counter treatments. The application is fast, easy and painless, and along with your home care, will offer greater protection against cavities.
Fluoride is especially important for children; however, adults can benefit from fluoride treatments as well. To schedule a treatment today, call us at (770) 824-8904.