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Fluoride Treatment

Young girl receives topical fluoride treatmentYou’ve probably heard about tooth decay since you were a small child, but what does it actually entail?

Tooth decay refers to when acidic plaque, created by the naturally occurring bacteria in your mouth, eats away at the minerals that make up your teeth. Fluoride, on the other hand, actually gives these minerals back whenever someone ingests it in food, water, or brushes with a fluoride toothpaste. This is why so many cities and towns have it added to their water. At your normal checkup, we’ll include a quick and easy fluoride treatment to give you just a little bit of extra protection from cavities. It’s a great treatment for patients of all ages.

Still have questions about fluoride and how we use it? We’d love to hear them, so be sure to contact our office today.