Fluoride Treatments in Swansea, IL

Extra Protection for Your Smile

Fluoride is a natural element that’s proven to be effective in minimizing tooth decay and oral disease. Its benefits have been apparent for over 50 years and it’s recommended by several professional organizations that promote health and wellness.

To protect your teeth, fluoride is a common ingredient in toothpaste, oral gel, mouthwash, and many community water supplies.

Two Types of Fluoride

Topical Fluoride:

Topical fluoride strengthens your teeth once they’ve erupted from your gums. This type of fluoride reinforces your enamel, making it more resistant to decay. Topical fluoride is available in toothpaste, mouth rinses, and gels.

We recommend that children have a professional application of fluoride twice a year during their regular dental checkups.

Systemic Fluoride:

Systemic fluoride strengthens both the teeth that have erupted as well as those still developing beneath the gums. This type of fluoride is available in many community water supplies.

You can also buy fluoride drops for infants and fluoride tablets for children to use throughout their teen years. Fluoride is an invaluable resource for protecting patients against tooth decay.

Reasons to Use Fluoride

Most people receive fluoride through their food and water, but getting additional fluoride protection when you brush or getting fluoride treatments can:

  • Prevent cavities from developing on chewing surfaces
  • Provide additional protection for patients with a condition called dry mouth
  • Protect exposed and sensitive root structures
  • Provide extra protection if your diet contains a lot of sugar

Frequently Asked Questions

Corner Stone Dental

4121 Old Collinsville Rd.
Swansea, IL 62226

Office Hours

8am – 5pm
8am – 5pm
8:30am – 5:30pm
8am – 5pm
By appointment
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