Fluoride treatments reduce the decay of tooth enamel by the formation of fluorapatite and its incorporation into the dental enamel. Fluoride therapy repairs rather than prevents damage to the teeth. Brushing twice per day with a fluoride toothpaste should be sufficient for the majority of people to maintain their dental care. Dental clinics typically only offer fluoride treatment to children, and adults with serious tooth decay issues.
Sources of fluoride can include:
In the case where fluoride treatments are recommend, regular treatments are required to maintain year round protection.