Fluoride is a mineral that has earned the title of nature’s natural cavity fighter. Fluoride can be found in almost all water sources and aids in protecting tooth enamel and reducing the risk of developing cavities. In our Chapel Street Dental office, fluoride is utilized in children as well as adults to help speed remineralization and disrupt acid production.
It’s most important that children are exposed to fluoride between the ages of six months and teenage years. This is because the permanent teeth are still growing and fluoride helps fight the tooth decay process while strengthening enamel. In our office, we utilize fluoride as a topical gel but you can receive fluoride outside of the office in toothpaste and mouth rinses. Fluoride supplements are also available as liquids or tables but must be prescribed by the dentist.
If you have questions or concerns regarding fluoride treatment, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.newhavendentalcare.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Chapel Street Dental in New Haven, CT, call 203-772-1000.