Fluoride is a mineral found in nature. There are three ways in which fluoride acts to prevent decay when used topically. First, it helps the remineralization of tooth enamel that has been demineralized by acids. Second, it makes teeth stronger by acting on dental enamel and making it less soluble and more resistant to acids. Third, it reduces the ability of plaque to produce the acids that contribute to the decay process. Fluoride treatment is recommended for individuals that are prone and at high risk to dental decay. Fluoride treatment can be completed in office or in some cases can be completed at home with special fluoride trays that are custom made to fit your mouth and deliver the fluoride to the teeth.