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Fluoride Applications

One of the most effective ways to strengthen tooth enamel and protect teeth from decay is through topical fluoride applications. Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance that is found in small amounts in certain foods and water. At Downriver Smiles, we provide supplemental fluoride applications for individuals who are at a high risk of experiencing tooth decay.

Fluoride helps the teeth in two ways:

  • Fluoride attaches to tooth enamel in order to provide strength.
  • Fluoride works to restore and remineralize tooth enamel to reverse tooth decay.

Fluoride applications can be completed in a single visit to our clinic. The treatment works by applying fluoride directly to the teeth in the form of a gel, foam or varnish either painted on or using special trays that are worn over the teeth. Once the quick and easy procedure has been completed, the patient may be required to refrain from eating or drinking anything for at least an hour afterward so the fluoride can be fully absorbed by the teeth.

Patients receive professional fluoride treatments for many reasons, including:

  • Root surfaces that are exposed or sensitive
  • Protecting molars from cavities and decay
  • Inadequate oral hygiene
  • Lack of fluoride exposure
  • Excessive sugar intake
  • Prior history of tooth decay
  • Poor saliva flow

Although fluoride treatments can be very helpful in preventing cavities and decay, it is important to remember to practice good brushing and flossing habits and to receive regularly scheduled professional teeth cleanings.

If you would like to learn more about fluoride treatments and how they can help you protect your teeth from damage, please call us at (509) 904-0994 to schedule an appointment.

Our Happy Patients

"Downriver smiles is a phenomenal practice that cares for you and your family with more than just a teeth cleaning! The staff is wonderful, accommodating and kind! They have a way wonderful facility that accommodates even a large family like my own! Dr. Gaunt is highly professional, thorough, and seeks to help his clients. He carefully listens and explains everything in understandable language! I would highly recommend downriver smiles to anyone!"

Diana C Diana C.

"Dr. Gaunt is very good at what he does. He is one of the best dentists I've ever had. The staff is absolutely wonderful as well. To them you are more than just a number, you are a person and thats what i love the most about them. They treat you like you're family, and they do their absolute best to actually save you money. I am so glad i found them and i will not go see anyone else."

Don A Don A.

"Downriver Smiles is the best! I have been using them for the last two or three years now. I have always gotten amazing customer service and the doctor does great work! It is a young office with very upbeat personalities. The front desk ladies always do a great job explaining my bill and have worked with me on payment arrangements. I had a lot of work that needed to be done, and they helped guide me through the process. I couldn't be any happier!"

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