Fluoride is a mineral that is found naturally in many things we eat or drink. It is nature’s way of helping 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. Maddox believes that both adults and children benefit from in-office treatment and home fluorides.
The benefits of Fluoride include:
Remineralizing weakened areas on teeth
Expanding some antimicrobial effects
Increasing salivary action
Enhancing rate of natural remineralization