Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in some rocks and soil. It’s also found in some natural groundwater at levels that tend to vary, leading some areas to have high levels of fluoride while others have none.
Dental fluoride can help to strengthen weakened teeth or a smile that’s more genetically prone to decay and disease.
When we’re talking about fluoride in Lake Oswego, depending on your individual needs and goals, we generally recommend it for kids at every visit.
Using dental fluoride on adult teeth can be helpful for patients with overly-sensitive teeth or as value-added cavity-fighting protection.