What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral found that helps prevent cavities in both children and adults by making the outer surface of teeth (enamel) more resistant to the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Fluoride can be applied directly by a dentist but is also found in most toothpastes. 

Common CDT Codes for Fluoride procedures:

  • [1208] Topical application of fluoride - excluding varnish 


1. United States Environmental Protection Agency. New Fluoride Risk Assessment and Relative Source Contribution Documents, http://water.epa.gov/action/advisories/drinking/upload/fluoridefactsheet.pdf. Accessed 04/18/2018.

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