fluoride-traysFluoride is a naturally occurring element that can be found in the water we drink and the food we eat, as well as in toothpastes and mouthwashes. When used properly, fluoride is a safe and effective way to reduce the incidences of dental caries. It is used by the cells that build your teeth and bones and helps to make the bones and enamel stronger. When applied topically, such as in a fluoride treatment provided by your dental professional, it can strengthen the enamel, making it more resistant to acid and less likely to become porous and decayed. Adequate amounts of fluoride can be especially beneficial for children under the age of 6, to help prevent cavities from forming in the future.

Please contact our Lynn Valley office in North Vancouver to discuss risks and benefits of Fluoride in dentistry.