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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is one of the most effective agents that help prevent tooth decay. An important thing to remember is that fluoride alone will not prevent decay! Fluoride exposure combined with brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, eating balanced meals, and reducing sugar intake all help prevent tooth decay.

What is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally present in almost all foods and water. Fluoride is one of many minerals that helps our bodies grow and function normally.

How Does Fluoride Work?

Why Are Fluoride Treatments Necessary?

Sometimes patients are not getting enough fluoride exposure to ensure their teeth are protected. The dentist or dental hygienist may recommend the use of home and/or professional fluoride treatments for the following reasons:

Remember, good home oral hygiene is vital to maintaining your overall oral health. Visiting your Audubon Dental dentist at least twice a year will help keep your mouth and teeth in optimal health and may reduce the need for more advanced procedures.

Learn more about fluoride from our friends at the ADA.

Questions / concerns?

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your oral health, we are more than happy to sit down with you and discuss how you can achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.