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Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is the most effective agent available to help prevent tooth decay.  It is a mineral that is naturally present in varying amounts in almost all foods and water supplies.

What is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral that can be found naturally in food and water. This mineral helps strengthen the enamel on your teeth by replacing the nutrients that are lost over time. Fluoride treatments can replace these minerals and quickly repair holes in your enamel, making it stronger. After the teeth have been exposed to fluoride, they tend to become more resistant to acid, making it less likely that they will decay in the future. Fluoride also prevents and can reverse tooth decay.

Fluoride rinses are an excellent remedy to sensitivity and decay issues. They are available at your local pharmacy without having to get a prescription. There are also fluoride gels available over the counter for those with severe sensitivity. Severe sensitivity may come about after being treated for gum disease. The gel is applied directly to teeth by a dentist for immediate relief. Speak with San Marcos CA dentist Dr. Leads and his staff about what fluoride treatment options are best for you!