Important minerals in the teeth are diminished and replenished every day.
Fluoride is an important mineral necessary for preventing and sometimes reversing tooth decay. This mineral is diminished through acid wear, and replenished via the foods and liquids we consume. If not enough fluoride is obtained, our teeth are vulnerable to decay.
Fluoride is present in the foods and beverages we consume, but this can also be supplemented by fluoride treatments in the dental chair. These fluoride treatments come in the form of gels, foams and varnishes, and dramatically enrich your teeth with this precious mineral. Fluoride supplements in the form of tablets or liquids can also be prescribed.
Almost everyone can benefit from fluoride treatment, especially children and teenagers as this mineral aids tooth development. People with certain medical conditions who are more susceptible to tooth decay can also highly benefit from this treatment. These candidates include people with:
- Dry mouth conditions
- Gum disease
- A history of tooth decay
- Orthodontic work
- People who drink bottled or filtered water