At a dental care, the dentists sometimes put some sticky substance on your teeth if a cavity/hole starts to form. They say it’s good, because it contains a lot of Fluor, but what does Fluor do exactly?

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At a dental care, the dentists sometimes put some sticky substance on your teeth if a cavity/hole starts to form. They say it’s good, because it contains a lot of Fluor, but what does Fluor do exactly?

In: Chemistry

Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay.