Fluoride in Coeur d'Alene, ID

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Did you know that the cavity-preventing effects of fluoride were discovered in Colorado Springs, Colorado?

Fluoride is a mineral that is often naturally present in well and spring water. Fluoride is utilized in a variety of ways to decrease cavity risks and can be applied as in-office fluoride treatment. If parents desire an in-office treatment it is completed by painting fluoride varnish, a sticky fluoride-containing paste, on the teeth.

 

Benefits of Fluoride

  • Fluoride significantly decreases the risk of cavities
  • Fluoride can decrease tooth sensitivity
  • Can heal cavities that have started but have not yet caused permanent damage
  • Strengthen tooth enamel defects or places where the tooth has poorly formed
  • Helps prevent cavities for those with higher cavity risk

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