Fluoride is a natural mineral that works to strengthen your teeth. It can often be found in drinking water, as it is added to many community water systems, and our dentists recommend that you use fluoridated toothpaste when brushing to help prevent fluoride deficiency and strengthen your teeth against decay.
Fluoride helps restore essential minerals, such as calcium, to strengthen and rebuild weakened tooth enamel. Fluoride is also good for developing teeth and helps to prevent cavities by attacking harmful bacteria.
Fluoride is safe and beneficial for most people. Fluorosis, or tooth discoloration, may occur in children if they ingest too much fluoride as their teeth are developing. Our dentists and team take care to utilize the appropriate amount of fluoride during your treatments. Please feel free to ask questions if you have any concerns. Our team will be happy to help.