Fluoride is a mineral that helps to prevent tooth decay and can reverse early decay. Fluoride is naturally occurring in water and in many foods, but it is important to supplement this with additional fluoride. Fluoride is available in many toothpastes and mouthwashes; be sure to use a fluoride toothpaste! When you visit Gaslight Village Family Dentistry, our dentists and dental team will apply a fluoride treatment to your teeth to further protect them from tooth decay. Fluoride treatment can be applied in the form of a gel, foam, or varnish. It is especially important for children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years to be exposed to fluoride. To learn more about our fluoride treatments and how we can help you prevent tooth decay, we welcome you to call our dental office in Grand Rapids, Michigan today. Our dental team is always happy to answer your questions!