Simple answer for a simple question :
because we live in a world of sugar!
Fluoride, along with tri-calcium phosphate, are the only two substances
that can even attempt to counter-act our constant, ever elevating daily
oral exposure to sugars and acids. While fluoride, calcium and phosphate
are found naturally in our saliva, application of a fluoride varnish following
a dental hygiene appointment provides a highly concentrated, temporary
dose that adheres to enamel for an extended period of time to protect
and assist in preventing cavities. As an added benefit, it relieves hypersensitivity!
So for those nights where we may have a few extra snacks, or those days
with a few extra beverages,
lets remember to give our teeth a fighting chance with a little extra fluoride
at your next dental visit.
*Ask us about our new Gluten-free Fluoride varnish!