When your dental hygienist asks if you would like fluoride at the end of your appointment, why its important to say "YES!"
Fluoride is found in water, soil, and in many foods! In simple terms it is a vitamin for the teeth! Fluoride prevents teeth from decay and in some cases can reverse tooth decay that has just started.
Fluoride mouthrinses and toothpastes are all good ways to get get fluoride, if you have a high caries rate your dentist can also provide you with professional fluoride products such as varnishes or gels. Dr. Lee also makes take home fluoride trays for the patients to use with the fluoride gels.
For more answers to any fluoride questions you may have please visit the Canadian Dental Association website, or give us a call at 604-924-8289 and we can answer any questions you have regarding your teeth and gums!
If you are in the area you can always stop by during business hours Tuesday-Friday and every other saturday 8-5
3650 Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver B.C, V7H 2Y5 (Second level in the Parkgate Plaza, across from the Husky gas station)
We hope to hear from you soon!