What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in many foods and in water. In fact, many communities supplement their water supplies with fluoride because of the mineral’s oral health benefits. Fluoride is a powerful tool for preventing tooth decay and keeping your teeth healthy and strong.

Is fluoride good for my teeth?

Yes, fluoride helps to prevent decay and is good for your teeth. Throughout the day, your teeth are constantly attacked by bacteria and acids from the foods and drinks you consume. These result in demineralization of the tooth enamel; too much demineralization leads to decay. Fluoride and other minerals, such as calcium, remineralize the enamel to prevent tooth decay.

What is fluoride treatment?

At Red Bird Family Dental, we offer professional fluoride treatments. This provides a higher dose of fluoride than is found in normal over-the-counter products like toothpaste and mouthwash. Professional fluoride is available in the form of a varnish, foam, or gel, and it helps to keep your teeth safe from decay. Our dentists will help you determine how often you need fluoride treatment. For more information about fluoride in Houston, Texas, and to set up your next visit with Drs. Kim, Han, Cook, and Cho, we invite you to contact us soon.