Fluoride protects teeth by making them stronger and more resistant to acid. Due to its success in preventing cavities, fluoride in water was named a leading public health achievement in the 20th century. Bi-annual in-office treatments also prevent cavities by strengthening the hard, outer shell of teeth, and they may even reverse very early cavities that have just started forming.
Fluoride has also been proven to help reduce sensitivity on root surfaces and the crown of the tooth. This application is highly recommended for children, as well as adults. A fluoride treatment is quick and painless. We will paint a thin layer of fluoride on all of your teeth. Fluoride varnish is a sticky substance that has a pleasant taste. The varnish application is fast, allowing you to eat and drink right away.