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Learn The Dental Benefits Of Fluoride

March 9, 2020

Helps To Prevent Cavities

Fluoride works by strengthening the enamel of your teeth (which is the outer layer of your teeth) to prevent the penetration of oral bacteria and acids. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in the earth and is in some areas naturally occurring in water. In some municipalities, fluoride is added to the water in around 0.7 ppm (parts per million) to help reduce cavities in the population. Fluoride can also be administered topically in the form of toothpaste, mouthwash and topical applications at your dental office. Fluoride administered in office may consist of mouth rinse, fluoride gel, varnish or foam. 


What Is Dental Fluorosis?

November 21, 2016

Filed under: Dentistry — Tags: , , , , — salvaggiodentistry @ 8:30 am

Woman having dental exam performedDental fluorosis is a change that occurs in the look of the tooth’s enamel. The changes in the appearance of the enamel vary regarding their severity. In mild cases, white spots are visible on the surface of the tooth’s enamel. In moderate to severe cases, heavy discoloration and pitting of the enamel are present. The image below shows a moderate example of fluorosis.