Fluoride is a mineral that is found naturally in many things we eat or drink. It is nature’s way of helping to prevent cavities, and it plays an important role in helping to keep your teeth for a lifetime. Professional (in-office) fluoride treatments make teeth stronger and even reverse damage from decay in the outer layers of enamel on the smooth surfaces of the teeth. Additional home fluoride treatments assist in this process. In the lifelong fight against cavities, Dr. Obiokovitz and Dr. Tauschek believe that both adults and children benefit from in-office treatment and home fluorides.
The benefits of fluoride include:
● Strengthening teeth
● Remineralizing weakened areas on teeth
● Desensitizing teeth
● Expanding some antimicrobial effects
● Increasing salivary action
● Enhancing rate of natural remineralization