Using small amounts of fluoride on a routine basis can help prevent tooth decay. You may be aware that fluoride is found in low levels in most sources of community drinking water. A fluorine compound (usually sodium fluoride, sodium fluorosilicate, or fluorosilicic acid) is added to drinking water, which dissociates to release the F- ion. Stable fluorides are also found in fluoridated toothpaste and mouthwash. Our staff will ask about your child’s fluoride use and determine if their use is optimal to prevent cavities. We will customize fluoride treatments based on your child’s specific needs.