Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent and fight tooth decay. Fluoride can be found in public water supplies, foods, toothpastes, mouthrinses, and other common dental products.
Fluoride prevents cavities in adults and children by making teeth stronger and more resistant to acids in the mouth that cause cavities. Fluoride can also repair damage to the teeth, such as tooth decay in its early stages.
Dr. Cirac believes strongly in decay prevention. If you are at moderate-high risk for tooth decay, a fluoride gel or varnish may be recommended during your dental visit.