Teeth feeling wimpy? Pump ‘em up with fluoride!

October 9, 2013 1:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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Did you know Grand Rapids was the first city in the world to fluoridate its drinking water? And for great reason! Fluoride is a mineral that prevents decay by binding to the tooth enamel, making the tooth more resistant to acid and bacteria that cause decay. It is found naturally in water sources in varying degrees and can be manually increased depending on needs. Fluoride can also be used topically in toothpaste, mouth wash, and the fluoride treatments you receive at your cleaning appointments. It can also be systematically increased by an oral prescription.
Fluoride is beneficial for all ages! While fluoride treatments are generally given to children and those with a high risk of decay, more and more insurance companies are now covering adult fluoride treatments. If you have questions about your insurance coverage, Lisa and Ellie will be happy to answer your questions.
No matter how you get your fluoride (drinking water, toothpaste etc) you can know that you are safely and effectively fighting decay.
Carrie, RDH

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