Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that helps rebuild tooth enamel and reverse early signs of tooth decay/cavities. fluoride helps repair weakened tooth enamel even in adults, by replenishing lost calcium and phosphate — minerals naturally present in saliva. These minerals also make your teeth more resistant to future decay. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a professional fluoride treatment every 3, 6, or 12 months, depending on your oral health. If patient is at high risk for cavities, they may also be prescribe a special fluoride rinse or gel to use regularly at home.
Fluoride is HIGHLY recommended 2+ times a year for patients:
– Those with a Higher Risk for Tooth Decay (cavities) or Erosion.
– Dental Sensitivity
– Those with Dry Mouth – from medications, mouth breather, smoker
– Weak Enamel
– Poor Oral Health
– Have a lot of Restorations (fillings, crowns, etc)