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Have you ever wondered why our Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C. team offers professional fluoride treatments when you come in for a dental cleaning? If so, we are happy to tell you why! Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that keeps your smile in tip-top shape by strengthening and nourishing your chompers as well as preventing and fighting tooth decay and gum disease. To give you a little more detail about fluoride and the fluoride treatment we offer at our office, Dr. Corey Johnson is happy to provide the following information:

What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in many natural resources, like food and water. It is very important for everyone to strengthen their smile each day with fluoride, and it is especially important for children. Fluoride helps children grow into a strong and healthy permanent smile.

What is the fluoridation process?
At our office, we like to provide a fluoride treatment to each patient who comes in for a dental cleaning and exam. This treatment will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish and it will most likely be flavored. After your cleaning, your hygienist will place the fluoride onto your smile and will set a timer. While you wait, the fluoride will soak into your pearly whites, nourishing and strengthening them. When the time is up, you will rinse your mouth and will be on your way.

If you’re interested in knowing more about fluoride in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, please feel free to call 970-945-9119 and talk to your dentist or a member of our helpful dental team. Fluoride is a great mineral that can help you in many ways, and we look forward to telling you more about it!