The outermost layer of our teeth, called the enamel, is constantly attacked by the acids produced by oral bacteria while converting sugars present in the food we consume. These bacteria accumulate in plaque and feed on the sugars that are not cleaned off from the mouth. The acid thus produced erodes the enamel, leading to cavities. Fluoride works on our teeth in two ways:
Most people get their recommended dose of fluoride from their local water supply and the food they eat. For those whose fluoride intake is less than the recommended amount, we offer professional fluoride application treatments. These are a safe and effective way of administering fluoride under the expert supervision of our professional staff. A professional strength solution of fluoride is applied to the teeth in the form of a gel or varnish and is allowed to stay for a few minutes. The solution is rinsed off after this and the patient is advised not to eat or drink anything for about an hour to help the fluoride get absorbed into the enamel effectively.