Fluoride is a powerful mineral favored in dentistry because of its ability to strengthen the tooth enamel and act as a shield against tooth decay and decay-causing particles. While most of our patients receive fluoride through their water supply, our dentist offers fluoride in Irvine, California, to make a stand against problematic tooth conditions. Generally, fluoride is provided during your regular dental cleanings and exams and as our dentist suggests. Fluoride comes in many forms. Topical fluoride, applied directly to the surface of your teeth, is available in:
- Mouth rinses
We also offer what is known as systemic fluoride, or fluoride in supplement or pill form. This form of fluoride is ideal for patients who at a higher risk of decay or need more consistent fluoride supplementation. Dr. Russell Cannon will work together with you to determine which form of fluoride will work best for your family. Fluoride supplementation is especially important for younger patients whose tooth enamel is still growing. If you have any questions about fluoride or fluoride-enriched dental products, we invite you to call our dental team today. We would be happy to answer all of your questions and make some recommendations. We hope to hear from you soon!