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If you wish to have a strong and healthy smile for a lifetime, fluoride is the key. Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that can strengthen and nourish your teeth and help them fight off tooth decay, gum disease, and oral acid. This is very helpful because without fluoride, your smile is completely weak and vulnerable. To teach you a little more about fluoride and our fluoride treatments at James D. Schuette. DDS., we have provided the following information:

What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in water and many foods. However, because it’s found in natural resources, that doesn’t mean we get enough fluoride each day. Our smiles go through a process of demineralization and remineralization every day. If we don’t consume enough fluoride, the demineralization process will leave your smile fragile and defenseless. This is why fluoride is so important. You can get the proper amount of fluoride each day by using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash.

What is the fluoridation process?
The fluoridation process in our office involves a foam, gel, or varnish treatment. The treatment is typically flavored to make it more enjoyable. When your dental cleaning is finished, your hygienist will place the fluoride on your teeth, whether it’s with a tray or brush, and will wait for the minerals to soak into your teeth. When the proper amount of time has passed, you will rinse your mouth and be on your way.

Call 816-554-7656 today and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. James D. Schuette, if you would like to know more or if you’re interested in scheduling a dental cleaning. Our dental team is more than happy to help you with fluoride in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and we look forward to giving you the chance of maintaining a strong and healthy smile for a lifetime!