How does fluoride help protect my teeth?

The fluoride taken in from foods, beverages and dietary supplements makes the forming tooth’s enamel (the hard surface of the tooth) stronger, which makes it easier to resist tooth decay.

Fluoride rebuilds and strengthens weakened tooth enamel. When you brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste or use other fluoride dental products, the application of these products to the surface of your teeth helps prevent decay. 

Common CDT Codes for Fluoride procedures:

  • [1208] Topical application of fluoride - excluding varnish 

Sources:

1. American Dental Association, Mouth Healthy. Fluoride, http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/f/fluoride. Accessed 04/18/2018.


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