Fluoride Treatments | Sioux City, IA
4220 Sergeant Rd., Ste. 100, Sioux City IA 51106
Dona W. Prince, DDS

Use Fluoride to Protect Your Mouth

  • By Dona Prince
  • 31 October, 2017

For more than 50 years, the health benefits of fluoride have been widely acclaimed. In fact, it has been called one of the most important health advances in our modern age. Fluoride is a natural mineral compound found in a variety of foods, the soil, and in tap water and is a time-tested method to keep your teeth strong and prevent tooth decay.

Fluoride hardens on your tooth’s enamel to keep troublesome bacteria from building up and doing damage to your teeth or roots. There are two types of fluoride: topical and systemic. At the office of Dona W. Prince, we can help you assess your risk and determine which type may be optimal for your dental health.

Topical fluoride: is directly applied to the teeth and includes commonly used toothpastes, mouth rinses, and municipal drinking water.

Systemic fluoride: is not found over the counter and is used by dentists in concentrated doses. Children commonly receive systemic fluoride treatments to safeguard their emerging teeth, and we often recommend that adults use fluoride to improve their oral health.

Many people believe that the fluoride that they get from tap water or toothpaste is plenty, but, unfortunately, additional treatment is frequently necessary. Fluoride is consistently proven to prevent cavities. It strengthens the enamel of teeth and helps them to resist the daily attack from harmful bacteria, acid and sugars.

Fluoride is an effective tool to help you protect your teeth. A fluoride treatment in our office takes just a few minutes and is a great way to preserve your oral health. Remember though, fluoride must be used in conjunction with a health, balanced diet that limits sugar, regular brushing and flossing, and regular dental cleanings.

Contact Dona W. Prince, DDS at (712) 274-2228 to learn more and to schedule a consultation or appointment. We look forward to helping you preserve your healthy smile!

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Dona W. Prince, DDS
4220 Sergeant Road, Suite 100
Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 274-2228