Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral and, when used as part of regular dental health habits, it’s effective in preventing cavities and tooth decay. It helps to coat and protect teeth and prevents the build-up of hardening of plaque.
How We Use Fluoride
Fluoride treatments take just a few minutes, usually at the end of a regular checkup. Once your dentist applies the mineral to your child’s teeth, it’s important that they rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes in order to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride. Your dentist will recommend fluoride treatments depending on your child’s specific needs. This might mean a fluoride treatment every three, six, or 12 months. There are also at-home fluoride products that your dentist may recommend.