One of the best things that you can do for yourself or your children is to have a fluoride treatment in the dental office. Fluoride is a natural occurring mineral which helps to strengthen and protect your tooth enamel. It can also help reverse the very early stages of a cavity. With regular brushing and flossing twice a day fluoride treatment is one of the cornerstones in the prevention of cavities.
In our office we provide primarily a fluoride varnish treatment which allows the fluoride to protect your smile over a longer period of time. This is a very simple non invasive treatment that takes less than 10 minutes and can be done during you regularly scheduled hygiene appointment.
Before a fluoride treatment we perform a cavity risk assessment to determine how often a fluoride treatment is required. If we find that you are less susceptible to cavities we typically only recommend one fluoride treatment a year.