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5 Facts Parents Need to Know about Fluoride

July 25, 2017
Posted By: Mountain West Smiles
Facts about Fluoride | Family Dentistry Montrose CO

Parents want what’s best for their kids and often have questions about preventive treatments like fluoride.

We are here to help you get answers!

1. Fluoride Is Only Recommended When Needed

Not every kid needs a fluoride treatment at their regular dental appointment. We recommend fluoride based on individual needs.

We will discuss this with you if we think your child would benefit from this type of cavity preventing treatment.

2. Topical Fluoride Is Safe for Cavity Prevention

According to research, fluoride is safe for the prevention of cavities. We use properly dosed fluoride varnish to ensure safety as well as the best results.

3. Adults Can Benefit From Fluoride Too

Fluoride is for parents too! If you have gum recession, deep grooves in your teeth, or if you have side effects when you whiten your teeth, fluoride can help you feel more comfortable while helping to keep cavities away.

4. Fluoride Reduces Dental Decay and Teeth Sensitivity

Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen enamel. It also reduces sensitivity, which is common in patients who have a teeth grinding habit. Fluoride applications can also reduce the side effects from teeth whitening gels and allow you to work toward a whiter smile more comfortably.

5. Fluoride Treatments Are Easier Than Ever

Remember those Styrofoam trays and sour fluoride gel? You will be happy to know that fluoride got an upgrade! Now we use a fluoride varnish that we can paint on teeth, getting into those tight spaces that develop decay the most without having to sit for two minutes with tart gel in your mouth.

Fluoride flavors are mild and stay on teeth for several hours after we apply it, making it more effective.

Are you looking for the best dentist in Montrose? You have come to the right place! Dr. Ken Cory has a conservative approach to dentistry and works in partnership with patients to prevent many dental conditions before they even start.

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