Just like sealants are protective of the groovy, chewing surfaces of teeth, fluoride treatments are a great method of protecting the tooth’s smooth surfaces from decay. This treatment can reduce your risk of cavities for up to 30%. The fluoride incorporates into the tooth structure, strengthens it making it much less susceptible to breakdowns. In addition, fluoride treatments reduce tooth sensitivity and may be beneficial in people with gum recession, after scaling and root planning and/or generalized dentinal hypersensitivity.
Fluoride rinses and varnishes are recommended for those who are at a greater risk for developing cavities including children and adults.