You know it is in toothpaste and sometimes in mouth rinses, but do you really know what fluoride is and what it does? We do! Fluoride is:

  • A naturally-occurring mineral compound well known for its ability to fight tooth decay
  • It is also a tooth strengthener because it remineralizes teeth!!

That’s important because, all day long, teeth are under attack – and not only from what we eat and drink.

The daily wear and tear our teeth experience from chewing, grinding, biting things, or minor injuries all contribute to mineral loss! And while our saliva naturally helps remineralize, adding fluoride to the process makes sure teeth are as hard and strong as they need to be. Fluoride can even reverse early decay! We recommend using fluoride-enriched pediatric toothpaste at home (but only a pea-sized amount and make sure your kids spit after brushing!) and professional fluoride treatments from Buckeye Pediatric Dentistry. How often kids need these treatments varies from child to child, but we suggest at least two a year to keep teeth in tip-top shape and guard against the damages of everyday life.

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Patient Safety Protocol

As always, our dedication to keeping our patients safe remains our top priority. To help us do that, please be aware of some of the following changes you may see at your next appointment:

Our office has always maintained infection protocols that meet and exceed minimal recommendations, and we will continue to do so. In fact, our standard of care is now being adopted as the industry gold-standard in reducing aerosols.