Tooth decay affects millions of people in the United States, from children to adults. However, there are steps you can take to improve the health of your smile. In addition, we can offer fluoride to strengthen your teeth’s natural defenses against cavities. Does your family need fluoride supplements?

Common Questions About Fluoride Supplements

Question: What causes tooth decay?

Answer: In most cases, cavities form when bacteria break down the food particles in our mouths, a process that increases oral acidity and coats the teeth in a layer of plaque. This demineralizes the teeth, weakening enamel and allowing tooth decay to form.

Question: How do I know if I have a cavity?

Answer: Patients with a cavity may experience tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures or drinks. In addition, a toothache may develop. If you encounter sudden discomfort then we recommend seeing a dental professional right away. Otherwise, an infection can develop that endangers the health and stability of your smile and requires root canal treatment or possibly even an extraction to address.

Question: How does the supplement work?

Answer: First, we clean the teeth and apply a gritty compound containing fluoride. The agent remineralizes the teeth, strengthening the outer enamel. Both children and adults can benefit from this procedure, reducing the risk of tooth decay and protecting the smile.

Question: Can I also wear dental sealants?

Answer: Another option for safeguarding smiles against decay is dental sealants. A plastic coating added the teeth in the rear of the mouth; sealants prevent food from becoming stuck between teeth. The sealants wear away with time so they don’t require removal. If you have any questions or concerns about either fluoride treatments or dental sealants, then we urge you to contact our office today. We can help you enjoy a healthy, attractive smile with our preventive approach to oral care.


With offices throughout Riverside Country, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley, Riverside Dental Group is happy to provide advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to patients of all ages. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (951) 689-5031.