What Exactly are the Benefits of Fluoride?

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Some may remember the fluoride rinse program required every week or month in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Instructions would be read by the teacher or another supervisor and followed promptly. There are other ways of administration including foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. Fluoride is a large preventative measure in making teeth more resistant to tooth decay, tooth enamel stronger,... read more »

The Skinny on Fluoride

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At our dental practice, Dr. Michael Hollingsworth and our team want our patients in St. Joseph, Missouri to have excellent oral health and learn the best ways to protect and maintain your smile health. Today, we want to share the importance of fluoride when it comes to protecting your pearly whites. Why Fluoride? Because dental caries (cavities) are the most... read more »

Brushing Your Teeth with Prescription Fluoride Supplemental Toothpaste

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The enamel layer on each of your teeth is very hard and durable. However, it is not impervious to enamel erosion caused by consuming acidic foods, beverages and the natural bacteria in your mouth. Over time this process, known as demineralization can, create microscopic pores and channels in your tooth enamel, promoting tooth decay and sensitivity issues. Fortunately, increased exposure... read more »