Fluoride is beneficial for teeth in two different ways:
- Before teeth erupt through the gums, the fluoride in the diet makes tooth enamel in the developing tooth stronger, making it easier to resist tooth decay. This provides what is called a "systemic" benefit.
- After teeth erupt, fluoride helps to rebuild (remineralize) weakened tooth enamel and reverses early signs of tooth decay providing what is called a "topical" benefit.
At your checkup we can determine if fluoride will be a benefit for you as well as have dental fluoride products available for patients of all ages to fit your specific need.
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