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Fluoride Treatment

Using Fluoride to Protect your Teeth

Your child brushes her teeth twice a day, flosses regularly and visits the dentist every six months, but did you know that rinsing with fluoride – a mineral that helps prevent cavities and tooth decay – also helps keep her teeth healthy and strong?

Fluoride is effective in preventing cavities and tooth decay by coating teeth and preventing plaque from building-up and hardening on the tooth’s surface.

Fluoride comes in two varieties, topical and systemic:

  • Topical fluoride is applied directly to the tooth and includes toothpastes and mouth rinses.
  • Systemic fluorides are generally only used by a dentist and are not often available for at-home use. Systemic fluoride treatments are designed to help protect the oral health of children undergoing dental procedures. Fluoride used in the dentist/orthodontists office is often a much stronger concentration than in toothpaste or mouthwash, but is available at some drug stores or a pharmacy (ask your dentist before purchasing professional strength fluoride).

Receiving a fluoride treatment from your dentist

A fluoride treatment in the dentist’s office takes just a few minutes. After the treatment, patients may be asked not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes in order to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride. Depending on your child’s oral health or your doctor’s recommendation, your child may be required to have a fluoride treatment every three, six, or 12 months. The doctor may also prescribe an at-home fluoride product such as mouthwash, gels, or antibacterial rinses.

How to choose the right fluoride treatment

When choosing your own at-home fluoride product (such as toothpaste or mouthwash), always check for the American Dental Association’s (ADA) seal of acceptance. Products marked with the ADA seal of approval have been carefully examined by the ADA, and approved, based on safety and effectiveness. Take care of your child’s teeth so they can smile bright with dental fluoride treatments!

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What they say

Marisa G.
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I've been going to Dr. Scott Spencer for a year now for an orthodontic treatment. This dental office is by far the best I've been to. The staff is very professional and friendly. I usually ask for Eduardo, one of the ortho assistants; he always does a GREAT job with my braces and is very knowledgeable and funny too. Doctor Spencer works so well and is so kind to his patients. He will take the time to discuss and explain to you the treatment plan and length of the treatment. I am so glad I chose this office to do my orthodontic treatment, they make having braces a good experience. Thanks for all you do!
Fazziah J.
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The best dental office I have ever been to. Very cozy, comfortable and welcoming. This dental office provided me with a lot such as a television and a blanket because I was cold. I would strongly recommend many people to check this wonderful office out. Thank you again for making my smile more beautiful. 

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Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork.  We'll work with your insurance provider to make sure that your coverage meets your needs and your budget.

Financing

The cost of your treatment will vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. We will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and each of your available payment options before you begin, so that you can make the best choice for you.

We offer:

  • Easy Payment Options
  • Affordable Savings Plans
  • Web Specials
  • Dental Care Group Discount program

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