Fluoride helps fight cavities. Applying concentrated topical fluoride in the dental office can strengthen the teeth making them less susceptible to tooth decay. With the application of sealants and semi-annual fluoride treatments, children can often reach adulthood without any cavities. But fluoride is not just for kids. Many adults suffer from a condition called root decay due to recession of the gums. Fluoride can often slow or even stop this condition and provide relief from sensitivity to temperature, especially cold. Ask Dr. Johnson if you or your children could benefit from the use of topical fluoride.