What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods. While you receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from using toothpaste with fluoride, we may recommend fluoride treatment at J. PARHAM DENTISTRY to further strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities.

Is fluoride good for your teeth?

Fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth and protect them from tooth decay. As you eat and drink throughout the day, bacteria, sugars, and acids constantly attack and demineralize the enamel layer of your teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize the tooth enamel, preventing tooth decay and cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen teeth as they develop to make sure they are strong and healthy, making fluoride very important for children as their teeth grow in. Our caring dentists often recommend professional fluoride treatment during your regular dental checkup, and we may suggest further fluoride treatment if your teeth are prone to decay or if you are not getting a sufficient amount of fluoride. Professional fluoride is available in the form of a gel, varnish, or foam. Fluoride treatment is just one of the ways  Dr. Parham helps you keep your smile healthy for a lifetime. For more information about preventive dentistry and fluoride in Springdale, Arkansas, we welcome you to contact us today. We are eager to care for your smile!