The Ways Fluoride Treatment Will Benefit Your Smile 


If you’re looking for an effective way to protect your teeth from decay and strengthen tooth enamel, professional fluoride treatments may be your ideal answer as fluoride is a natural mineral that helps prevent tooth decay and cavities. In addition, it also helps strengthen tooth enamel, making your teeth more resistant to decay.

What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral found in water, soil, and rocks. It is also present in many foods and beverages we consume daily, such as tea, coffee, and seafood. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by hardening the tooth enamel, making it more resistant to acidic food and drinks that can cause cavities.

How does it benefit oral health?

When fluoride comes into contact with our teeth, it helps remineralize or repair tooth enamel that has been damaged by acids. It also helps to prevent cavities by making it more difficult for plaque and bacteria to adhere to the teeth. In addition, fluoride can also help to reverse early signs of tooth decay.

Is professional fluoride treatment safe?

Yes. The amount of fluoride used in these treatments is much higher than what is found in water, food, and beverages, but is still within the safe limit set by the American Dental Association (ADA).

What's involved in a professional fluoride treatment?

After your teeth have been cleaned, a gel or foam is applied for one to four minutes. The amount of time will depend on the type of fluoride used and your dentist's recommendation. After the treatment, you will be asked to not eat or drink for 30 minutes to allow the fluoride to be absorbed by your teeth.

Professional fluoride treatments are an effective way to protect your teeth from decay and strengthen tooth enamel. Call Craig H. Etts, DDS in Plantation today to schedule an appointment!


Contact Craig H. Etts, DDS, About Fluoride Treatment Today

  • Help prevent cavities and tooth decay
  • Strengthen teeth against plaque and bacteria
  • Experience a quick and painless treatment
  • Reduce tooth sensitivity
  • Prioritize your oral health!