We are not pro-fluoride for all people at Sensational Smiles. Fluoride has its place when delivered in a concentrated, controlled dose for a significant amount of time.
Everyone is not a candidate for fluoride. If you have early signs of decay, fluoride can actually help to heal a tooth and prevent the need for a filling. At Sensational Smiles we paint on a fluoride varnish that is held on the tooth with a transparent, sticky film and the client is instructed to not eat or drink for 45 minutes. During this time the fluoride is absorbed into the matrix of the tooth and can prevent the “incipient cavity” from becoming a full blown problem.
Fluoride is also very effective in addressing sensitivity. Fluoride aids in the prevention of decay and addresses sensitivity by strengthening the enamel of the teeth and aiding in the re-mineralization process.