Is fluoride dangerous? Does it really help my teeth?
Fluoride has been proven time and again to be one of the most powerful tools we have to prevent cavities. Fluoride is powerful because it bonds to the outside of the tooth making it stronger and preventing bacteria and acid from eating away at precious enamel. Depending on whether or not you have active cavities, we may recommend an in-office fluoride treatment, or a take-home fluoride gel and toothpaste. Just like ALL substances (including water!!), fluoride can be poisonous in large doses. The doses we use in fluoride treatments are proven to be safe and effective.