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Do you need more fluoride? Family Dentistry of Short Pump of Glen Allen can help you figure out the right answer for you.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that prevents tooth decay. Many municipal drinking water systems add fluoride, and it is also a key ingredient in almost every toothpaste.
Decades of studies show that fluoride is safe and effective.
At Family Dentistry of Short Pump of Glen Allen, we can help determine if you are getting the right amount of fluoride to ensure proper dental health. Fluoride provides a lifetime of dental benefits, but is most effective as a prevention tool. It is critical at the times when teeth are being formed, from infancy to teen years – when baby teeth fall out to when permanent, adult teeth come in. However, fluoride is also important for adults to keep teeth strong and prevent tooth decay.
The lower the fluoride level, the higher the tooth decay risk
A fluoride deficiency puts you at greater risk for tooth decay, no matter your age. During your next checkup, we can see if a fluoride supplement could benefit your teeth.
At Family Dentistry of Short Pump, we have specialized fluoride mouth rinses available in a variety of flavors. If your fluoride levels are extremely low, we may recommend an additional fluoride supplement. Get your questions about fluoride answered by making your next checkup appointment today. Call 804-527-2982.