Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can help prevent cavities among both children and adults alike. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and repairs holes in enamel by replacing lost nutrients, making the enamel more resistant to acid from bacteria and sugar that can lead to tooth decay.
- Prevents tooth decay
- Reverses early signs of tooth decay
- Increases remineralization to rebuild tooth enamel
- Disrupts acid production
While fluoride is naturally found in water, food, and can be attained through toothpaste and mouthrinse fortified with fluoride, your trusted La Mesa DDS can also prescribe a fluoride treatment for children who are developing teeth, adults with white spots present on their teeth as the result of demineralization, or patients who are at risk for tooth decay. There are a variety of fluoride treatments available, and it is most commonly used as a gel placed in a tray that is fitted in the mouth and left in for several minutes.
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