All day, every day, acid-producing bacteria and plaque collect around your teeth and gums. In addition to brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly, fluoride is an important key to fighting bacteria and plaque before they cause tooth decay.
Fluoride is a mineral that prevents cavities by shielding the teeth and even repairing them in the very early stages of decay. When you visit Dr. Carlo, you have the option to receive topical fluoride treatment directly to your tooth enamel. This type of in-office fluoride treatment has been used for decades to help protect the oral health of children and adults.
If you are at higher risk of developing cavities, Dr. Carlo may recommend a more comprehensive fluoride treatment plan. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a professional fluoride treatment every 3, 6, or 12 months, depending on your oral health.
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