top of page
Happy Little Girl

Keep Your Smile Healthy

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque, bacteria, and sugars in the mouth. It can also reverse early decay. Fluoride speeds up tooth remineralization and disrupts acid production in oral bacteria, which strengthens and protects teeth in both children and adults. We professionally administer fluoride in the form of varnish, gel or paste during your normal check-up appointments.


Are Fluoride Treatments Safe?

Many natural health care advocates have questioned the safety of fluoride and fluoride treatments, claiming that adding fluoride to our water supply is hazardous to our health. However, studies have yet to find any direct link between fluoride and an increased risk of perceived health hazard. Additionally, it’s important to note that while there are some potential side effects to fluoride, the risks are typically only associated with significantly excessive ingestion (such as swallowing toothpaste instead of spitting it out). Patients should also keep in mind that the benefits—especially the reduced risk of tooth decay—far outweigh the potential risks.

At the Dentist

How Often Should I Get a Fluoride Treatment?

Patients are advised to brush their teeth with a fluoridated toothpaste at least twice per day, and rinse with a fluoride mouthwash once per day. Encourage remineralization by choosing tap water when you’re able and minimize the consumption of acidic or sugary foods or beverages.


Professional fluoride treatments are a part of your regular dental check-up and should be performed at least every six months. 

Portrait of Girl

Do My Kids Need Fluoride Treatments?

Yes! Even though their baby teeth will eventually be replaced by adult teeth, children should still brush with a fluoridated toothpaste and receive professionally controlled amounts of fluoride during their dental checkups in the form of varnish, prophy paste, or gel.

Proper fluoride use helps strengthen the adult teeth that are developing below the gum line. However, it’s important to monitor children’s exposure to fluoride to prevent dental fluorosis (white or brown spots on adult teeth). Children under the age of 3 should use a rice-sized amount of toothpaste, while children aged 3–6 should use no more than a pea-sized amount. Always supervise children while brushing and encourage them to spit toothpaste into the sink rather than swallow it


Free Cosmetic Consultation

Learn more without feeling pressured to make any kind of commitment. It's crucial that you take the time and effort to consider your options before you choose a restorative or cosmetic procedure, we will help you through the process!

bottom of page