Fluoride is a mineral that helps to strengthen your teeth and protect them from decay.
Since fluoride is naturally found in many foods, you receive some fluoride from your diet and and from using toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride is also added to many public water systems. (You can check the CDC website to find out whether your community water supply contains fluoride.)
Many foods and drinks produce acids that strip the minerals from the enamel protecting your teeth. Fluoride replaces these minerals, strengthening tooth enamel and protecting your teeth from decay.
Our dental team may recommend fluoride treatments if your teeth are prone to decay. We also find fluoride treatments especially helpful for children to strengthen and protect teeth as they grow in.
To learn more about protecting your teeth with fluoride treatments, call our office at 903-218-4044. We'll be happy to answer your questions and make an appointment so our dentists can discuss whether fluoride treatments are advisable for your dental health.