We provide topical fluoride applications
to reduce the chance of tooth decay. Fluoride is
a mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel, resists
tooth decay and promotes remineralization of tooth
areas affected by early decay.
Topical fluorides such as gels and
varnishes are applied professionally, usually during
the cleaning appointments. It is recommended in
children and adolescents, patients with extensive
dental restorations and patients with receded gums
who are at high risk of root decay.
Patients who are at a much higher
risk of dental decay may need home fluoride therapy,
which is normally dispensed through our office.