Fluoride & Decay Treatments
Fluoride and Decay Prevention
Many years ago scientists started to notice that children who were born and raised in areas with natural fluoride in drinking water had fewer cavities than children in other areas. In 1945, Brantford Ontario became the first Canadian city to add fluoride to a public drinking supply. When public drinking supplies are fluoridated, further fluoride treatments are typically not needed. However, in certain cases patients will benefit from additional fluoride treatments, which are painless, and take only a few minutes.
Fluoride absorbed by your body when teeth were forming (during mother’s pregnancy to early childhood) integrates into the structure of enamel and makes it stronger.