Fluoride is a natural mineral that plays a crucial role in strengthening tooth enamel and preventing tooth decay. Topical fluoride treatments can help to remineralize tooth enamel, making it more resistant to acid attacks from bacteria and sugar, ultimately reducing the risk of cavities.

Indications for fluoride treatments include:

  1. Children and adults at a higher risk of developing cavities
  2. Patients with sensitive teeth or exposed root surfaces
  3. Those with a history of frequent cavities or gum disease

At Trident Smile Studio, Dr. Triplett will evaluate your dental history and current oral health to determine if a professional fluoride treatment is appropriate for you. The treatment involves the application of a fluoride gel, foam, or varnish to your teeth, which is left on for a few minutes before being rinsed off.

Incorporating fluoride treatments into your regular dental check-ups, along with proper oral hygiene practices and a balanced diet, can significantly reduce the risk of tooth decay and promote long-lasting oral health.