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Fluoride Applications

Fluoride Applications

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that works to strengthen teeth and prevent the occurrence of tooth decay. Patients who are at a high risk of tooth decay can receive great benefits from the supplemental fluoride applications offered at 32nd Street Dental.

Teeth benefit from fluoride applications in two ways:

  • Fluoride attaches itself to tooth enamel in a process that strengthens teeth
  • Fluoride remineralizes tooth enamel, thereby reversing the effects of tooth decay

Receiving supplemental fluoride treatment is a simple process that can be completed in one visit. The treatment involves applying fluoride directly to the teeth in the form of a gel, foam or varnish.

There are many reasons that patients receive supplemental fluoride applications, including:

  • Protecting root surfaces
  • Teeth prone to decay
  • Poor oral hygiene practices
  • Limited access to fluoride
  • Excessive sugar intake
  • Prior history of tooth decay
  • Poor flow of saliva

Although supplemental fluoride applications are beneficial for many patients, the treatment should not be used as a substitute for proper oral hygiene habits. Patients who receive fluoride treatments should continue to brush at least twice per day, floss daily, and receive regular dental checkups.

If you would like to receive more information about fluoride applications, please call us at (417) 221-9181 to schedule an appointment.

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