Fluoride is a substance that can help prevent cavities and tooth decay. It works by forming a protective coating on the teeth, which helps to prevent the buildup and hardening of plaque on the tooth’s surface.
It is important to check for the American Dental Association’s (ADA) seal of acceptance when selecting an at-home fluoride product, such as toothpaste or mouthwash. The ADA seal of approval is given to products that have undergone a thorough examination by the ADA and are approved based on their safety and effectiveness.
Additionally, your dentist may perform a fluoride treatment in the office at a dental cleaning.