Tooth Decay/Fluoride Treatment
Tooth decay, also known as dental caries or cavities, is caused by the build-up of bacteria around the teeth and gums which leads to the formation of a sticky film called “plaque”. Plaque produces acid which erodes tooth enamel.
Brushing twice a day and cleaning between teeth with floss or another type of interdental cleaner helps remove plaque. Regular dental examinations and cleanings are also important for maintaining health.
Fluoride Treatment for Tooth Decay
Fluoride is a natural mineral which not only protects tooth enamel, it also makes teeth stronger by restoring enamel which has been corroded by bacteria. A fluoride treatment is used to protect teeth from decay. A fluoride toothpaste and mouth wash can also be used for increased protection.
If you have any questions regarding fluoride treatments or want more information, feel free to contact our friendly staff.