Tooth decay is caused by plaque, acid-producing bacteria that collect around the teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing help remove plaque. Another key to good oral health is fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent decay and can repair teeth in the very early stages.
Fluoride treatments take just a few minutes. Depending on your oral health, fluoride treatments may be recommended every three, six, or 12 months.