If your teeth are prone to decay, our dentists may recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral and can be found in many foods as well as many water supplies. While you will receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from using fluoridated toothpaste, a professional treatment will further strengthen your teeth to keep them healthy and cavity free.

As you eat and drink, the bacteria, sugars and acids in your teeth attack and demineralize your tooth enamel, making your teeth more susceptible to cavities. When provided as a preventive treatment, fluoride works to remineralize this enamel, strengthening it and reducing your risk of tooth decay. Fluoride also plays an important role in the development of teeth, working to ensure that they are strong and healthy as they come in, which makes it an important part of children’s oral health and development.

Fluoride treatment is quick and comfortable, and can usually be provided in just a few minutes as part of your regular cleanings and exams. Professional fluoride is available in the form of a gel, varnish or foam.

If you have any questions about fluoride treatment in Athens, Georgia, or to set up an appointment with Dr. Kevin Lacour or Dr. Charles Burch, please contact Athens Dental Design today at 706-353-7860.