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Do you have questions about fluoride? If so, you have come to the right blog! Here Dr. Susan A. Vanstone and our dental team are happy to explain fluoride a little more by answering frequently asked questions.

What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in things like water and certain foods. This mineral can help your teeth by strengthening and nourishing them. This can keep your smile in tip-top shape. It can also help you avoid cavities and enamel erosion, which are common and major dental problems in the world today.

How can I get fluoride?

The best ways to nourish your smile with fluoride is by drinking water from your kitchen sink (because your city has fluoridated your water) and using fluoride toothpaste when you clean your chompers each day. You can also take fluoride supplements and ask for a professional fluoride treatment when you come into our office.

What is a professional fluoride treatment?
A professional fluoride treatment is typically provided after your teeth have been cleaned and examined at your six-month checkups. Our dental team will use a flavored fluoride treatment to paint on your teeth or place over your smile. While you wait, the fluoride will seep into the tooth enamel and strengthen the teeth. Once some time has passed, you will rinse your mouth with refreshing water and wash the fluoride away.

To learn more about fluoride in Richmond, Kentucky, or if you are interested in a fluoride treatment, please call Great Grins at 859-626-9339 and schedule an appointment. The sooner you call us, the sooner our dental team can help you strengthen and nourish your teeth as well as help you know more about fluoride!