Preventative care for your teeth
Make your teeth more resistant to acid attacks that cause tooth decay
Fluoride prevents cavities in children and adults by making the outer surface of your teeth more resistant to acid attacks that cause tooth decay. Fluoride can also help to decrease sensitivity. It can be found in many types of toothpaste as well as applied to teeth in the form of a fluoride varnish. Children, as well as adults, are selected for fluoride treatments based on their risk for getting cavities. Prescription toothpaste and rinses can be prescribed to higher risk patients as well.