Fluoride is a substance that helps teeth become stronger and resistant to decay. You can significantly lower your chance of getting cavities by using one or several of these methods:
- brushing and flossing regularly with a fluoride toothpaste
- using a fluoride mouthrinse
- visiting your dental professional for applied gels or varnishes
Because the Klamath area does not have fluoridated water, we routinely offer fluoride treatments to children and adults in conjunction with dental hygiene appointments.
Fluoride treatments at Oregon Tech's dental hygiene clinic involve fluoride varnish which is painted onto the teeth. This is a painless and inexpensive procedure that is effective in preventing, and sometimes reversing, tooth decay. Ask your hygienist about fluoride varnish at your next visit.