Fluoride is a natural mineral that has been proven to strengthen teeth and prevent the incidence of tooth decay. The American Dental Association recommends fluoride treatment for children as soon as teeth emerge. This simple preventive measure can strengthen teeth at risk for decay and create a tooth surface that is more resistant to decay.
Fluoride is easily applied to teeth. It dries almost immediately upon contact with clean dry teeth and will not be removed by saliva. The procedure is quick, painless, and often included in dental insurance coverage, but you will want to check with your provider to be certain.
Fluoride has been a controversial topic, and we understand that you may have questions. If you would like to know more about fluoride, please call us at (360) 447-6355.