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Did you know that fluoride is the most beneficial mineral for your smile? Well, it’s true! Fluoride is a helpful substance that can strengthen and nourish your chompers on a daily basis. This is why it’s important to intake the proper amount of fluoride each day. To help you learn a little more about fluoride and the fluoridation process at Columbia Dental Excellence, your dentist, Dr. Avi Mizrachi, has provided the following information:

What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral that can be found in many natural resources, like water and food. However, oftentimes we don’t get enough fluoride each day to keep our pearly whites in tip-top shape, which is why it’s important to take advantage of fluoride treatments as much as possible. Some ways to receive fluoride is by using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash and by attending your dental cleanings and checkups.

What is the fluoridation process?
The fluoridation process at our office is simple and effective. The treatment generally comes in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish, and it gives your teeth the ability to survive. After your chompers are all cleaned, your hygienist will simply place the fluoride into your mouth and will set a timer, allowing the minerals to soak into your smile. Once the time is up, you will rinse your mouth and be on your merry way.

For more details about fluoride in Columbia, Maryland, please call 410.381.0505 now and talk to a member of our caring dental team! We are more than happy to give you the information you need so you can better understand the importance of this beneficial mineral. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you’re interested in receiving a dental cleaning and fluoride treatment at our office!