Let’s Talk About Fluoride!

February 13, 2019 by bestedge

Let’s Talk About Fluoride!

We all remember those “bubble gum” flavored fluoride treatments when we were kids, YUCK! And we know our kids now still get fluoride every time they go to the dentist.  But why do we stop getting it as adults?

It seems weird to me, why at 18 years old do we stop wanting to protect our teeth with something quick, easy, cheap and much better tasting now.

This is a perfect example of insurance dictated healthcare.

 
Let's Talk About FLUORIDE

1. What is Fluoride?

It is commonly used in dentistry to help preventing cavities in children and adults. Fluoride makes the outer surface of your teeth (enamel) more resistant to the acid attacks that cause tooth decay. Therefore, it has been recognized as an important nutrient for healthy teeth.
 

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2. Who needs this?

  • Exposed roots or gum recession
  • Large fillings or crowns as it makes the restorations last longer
  • Dry mouth from medications like antidepressants, high blood pressure, or cancer
  • History or undergoing Chemo or radiation
  • Lack of dexterity to properly brush: kids, elderly, special needs
  • Braces? Please get it!
  • Sensitive teeth, fluoride helps a ton!
  • Bad flosser or you eat a ton of sweet or drink energy drinks
  • Kids, college students

3. Why do you need this?

There are ton of reasons to get it, but the main one is so simple: PREVENTION! I would rather prevent a cavity than treat it.
Fluoride varnish is quick and should cost about $30. Nowadays, it tastes way better than those trays we had as a kid. You can eat right away and re calcifies teeth for hours after the treatment.
 
 

 
 

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At Carolina Dental Arts, we assist patients of all ages with general and cosmetics dentistry. If you would like to learn more about fluoride treatments in Raleigh, contact us today to schedule a free consultation about a custom dental appliance.

Carolina Dental Arts is proud to serve patients at our locations throughout North Carolina, including Falls Of NeuseGlenwood SouthGoldsboro and New Bern Ave.

 
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2022-10-18
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Marian Malone
2022-10-10
Ashley who was my hygienist today did such a wonderful job on my teeth. I have gone in for cleanings before with other dentists in the area of Goldsboro and always come out with yellow teeth still.. I did not have any any kind of whitening done she just cleaned my teeth and I felt so good afterward .
Julian Edwards
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2022-10-10
Awesome
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2022-10-04
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2022-09-29
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2022-09-29
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