What is Fluoride?

Fluoride helps the smooth surfaces of the teeth the most. It is less effective on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Regular brushing – with fluoride toothpaste – also helps to prevent tooth decay.

Facts About Fluoride

  • Makes teeth more resistant to decay
  • Repairs tiny areas of decay before they become big cavities
  • Makes germs in the mouth less able to cause decay
  • Sealants and fluoride together can prevent almost all tooth decay