Fluoride is an important mineral that aids in the process of strengthening and maintaining the integrity of the enamel coating on the teeth. Enamel is constantly battling against plaque, bacteria and sugars in the mouth that cause decay. Fluoride is applied to the teeth to help make the enamel more resistant to this decay.
Bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to the tooth in order to to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth, to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth appear longer or to change the shape or color of teeth. Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedure.