Fluoride, along with calcium and phosphate, is a mineral important to the resistance of tooth decay. It also helps maturing permanent teeth to come in strong and healthy. Plaque and sugars can build up in the mouth and form acids that contribute to the loss of these vital minerals.
If not sufficiently replaced by the water we drink and our diet, loss of fluoride can cause cavities. In order to combat acids and neutralize early decay, fluoride treatments may be used as supplements for natural means. Sources may be in the form of toothpastes or rinses, or from intensified levels that are used in Denver dental offices.