We believe in fluoride for all ages, as fluoride is a lifelong preventative measure for optimal oral hygiene. A fluoride treatment is usually a rinse, foam, gel or varnish that is a highly concentrated form of fluoride which is applied to the tooth’s surface. The application is fast and painless, and we usually ask that patients avoid eating or drinking for an hour after a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that has been proven effective in reducing cavities. The mineral helps make the outside of your teeth resistant to the acid in foods and beverages that cause tooth decay. While 75% of our nation’s water supply is fluoridated, Glynn County’s water supply is not, making fluoride treatments an important part of your preventative dental care. Ask us more about fluoride at your next visit.