Fluoride and Decay Prevention

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

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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.

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