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Fluoride

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that may help prevent tooth decay by as much as 50 to 70%. There is a compound in drinking water that contains fluorine. Fluoride is also found as an active ingredient in many dental products including, toothpaste, mouth rinses, and varnish treatments. Small, controlled amounts of fluoride on a routine basis can be an excellent idea to add to anyone’s dental routine.

Everyday minerals are lost from teeth (demineralization) when acids formed by plaque bacteria and sugars attack the tooth’s outer enamel layer. But minerals, including fluoride, are also redeposited (remineralization) from certain foods and water. When there’s too much loss, without enough redeposit, the tooth gets a cavity. The risk of decay is reduced even more when fluoride is integrated with an excellent oral hygiene routine and a healthy diet.

We offer a painless, professional fluoride treatment with a fluoride varnish which is applied directly to the teeth. Your child will be able to eat and drink right after
the treatment but recommend they do not brush until bedtime to realize the maximum benefit