Fluoride Application in St. Albert
Dr. Lon Riemer is your St. Albert dentist, focusing on family dentistry, emergency dental, fillings and much more.
Cavities are caused by plaque bacteria which turn sugars and carbs into acid. This acid in turn dissolves tooth structure. Fluoride application to the teeth actually changes the molecular composition of surface tooth structure making it more resistant to acid. For most people, the small controlled amount of fluoride in our water supply and periodic application in the dental office will mean less cavities over time. Fluoride treatments are a particularly valuable preventative measure for children, the elderly, and for those who get more cavities than most. Some people will even benefit from extra weekly home fluoride rinses, for example, someone who does not have fluoride in their water supply.