Here in Arizona we drink a lot of bottled water, but we may be missing out on receiving a natural mineral that is found in tap water: fluoride. For many years, multiple studies have consistently shown that the presence of fluoride can lead to stronger teeth and fewer cavities. New studies are now showing that fluoride can prevent up to 75% of new cavities! Fluoride helps fight the acid attack from everyday food and beverage and can even reverse tooth decay.
You may ask, "Who needs fluoride treatments?" The answer is EVERYONE. While having fluoride in your toothpaste and mouthwash is great, the concentrations are so low that it is not enough to get the full preventative effects. At our office, we can provide or prescribe fluoride in much stronger concentrations that works to harden your enamel and protect your teeth from everyday bacteria that causes dental decay.
Those that most need routine fluoride treatments:
When is the last time you have had a proper fluoride treatment? Fluoride treatment should be a part of your regular check-ups if you want to achieve optimal dental health. As a wise man once said, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.