What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral that has been proven to fight tooth decay and strengthen tooth enamel. At Rainier Dental Center, we provide fluoride treatment during your dental cleanings as part of our effort to help your smile last a lifetime. Fluoride works in two ways, depending on your age. For our younger patients, fluoride is especially important because their tooth enamel is still growing. Bonding with your natural tooth molecules, fluoride helps make the tooth enamel extra durable and resistant to decay. For our adult patients, fluoride acts as a protective shield, blocking decay and bacteria from your smile.

Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, our capable dentist, will utilize fluoride in Seattle, Washington during each dental cleaning and as deemed necessary to further protect your teeth. Fluoride is delivered in many forms, such as:

  • Gels
  • Toothpastes
  • Mouthwashes
  • Varnishes
  • Pills

We will work with you and your family to determine what type of fluoride treatment will benefit your smile most. Utilizing fluoride is simple, fast, and effective. If you would like to learn more about fluoride, we invite you to call or visit our dental team today. We are committed to protecting your smile and stopping tooth decay in its tracks.