Fluoride and Decay Prevention

Fluoride & Decay Prevention

Many years ago scientists started to notice that children who were born and raised in areas with natural fluoride in drinking water had fewer cavities than children in other areas. Fluoride absorbed by your body when teeth were forming (during mother’s pregnancy to early childhood) integrates into the structure of enamel and makes it stronger.

After teeth eruption, fluoride found in your toothpaste, mouthwash, or in what your dentist places on your teeth still has a positive effect on your teeth. It strengthens the enamel and reduces the chance of tooth decay.

If you have children and live in an area that has no fluoride in its drinking water, you should consult your dentist and physician about fluoride tablets that are available for children.

If you have any questions about Fluoride treatment and you live in or around Wilmington, give us a call today!

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Dr. Dan Matthews

Dr. Daniel Matthews

Dr. Daniel E. Matthews graduated from Georgetown University and received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. He completed his General Practice Residency with Christiana Care Health System in June 2006. Dr. Matthews is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Delaware State Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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We specialize in a variety of services and take exceptional care of our patients’ needs.

2 Experienced Dentists

Our staff is qualified and trained to treat all your dental issues.

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We have expanded our locations to serve more people desiring dental services.

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Mary Katherine Matthews Specializes in Pediatric and Special Needs Dentistry for Children

Dr. Katie Matthews is a Board Certified pediatric dentist who is committed to helping parents and children establish a dental home by age one. Early education and routine preventive care promote healthy habits. Dr. Katie is happy to accommodate the special needs of each and every child.

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