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What do I need to know about fluoride?

Fluoride is a safe, naturally occurring mineral that greatly improves the strength and life of your teeth.

Many communities recognize the importance of fluoride, particularly for children, and add it to the town water supply. However, with the popularity of un-fluoridated, bottled water, many people do not receive the recommended amount of fluoride to maintain strong teeth.

Fluoride is an important part of your preventive treatment plan. We'll ask you questions about your water habits and determine whether you could benefit from additional fluoride supplementation. We also recommend brushing your teeth with a fluoride-containing toothpaste. We may recommend that you supplement your brushing and flossing with a fluoride rinse to help keep your enamel strong and healthy, or restore strength if that is what is needed.

Depending on the level of fluoride in your water, we may recommend fluoride supplement tablets and fluoride treatments for children to protect their teeth from premature decay and cavities. We know that many people have questions and concerns about fluoride, and we want you to have the information you need to make choices for your family's health. For details about fluoride, give us a call, and we’ll be happy to address your concerns.