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What do you know about fluoride? That you can get a fluoride treatment every time you go in for a dental cleaning? Well, it’s true, but there’s so much more to learn!

Fluoride is a mineral that is found in many natural resources, like food and tap water, but oftentimes eating and drinking these things doesn’t give us the proper fluoride we need to protect our smile. So, to help you have the strongest and healthiest smile possible, dentists today strongly recommend brushing your teeth each day with fluoride toothpaste, rinsing your mouth with fluoride mouthwash, and drinking a lot of tap water. Like previously mentioned, you can also receive a fluoride treatment when you come into our office. Fluoride treatments are generally available in foam, gel, or varnish forms. The treatment will likely be flavored and it will help you have the protected smile you need each day.

It is very important for children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years to intake the proper amount of fluoride. This is because their permanent teeth need to be healthy and strong before and after they erupt from the gums. It is also important for adults to receive the proper amount of fluoride because it helps prevent tooth decay.

For more information about fluoride, call our office today! We are more than happy to help you understand your smile needs and how fluoride can help you.