Fluoride is an important mineral that attracts other minerals that strengthen your tooth enamel. At your routine visits, we can determine whether you would benefit from a topical fluoride treatment. Daily exposure to fluoride can help prevent decay, and has actually been documented to reverse the early stages of enamel breakdown. At times, we may recommend additional sources of fluoride that you may incorporate into your diet. Tap water in most regions of the U.S. is a systemic source of fluoride. Most bottled waters, however, do not contain this vital mineral. The best approach to fluoride treatments is a combination of both topical and systemic fluoride applications.