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Silver Lake Dental
580 5th Avenue NW
New Brighton, Minnesota 55112
Hours of operation:
Saturday by Appointment
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When we hear the word "Fluoride", many think of children and preventing tooth decay for those ages between 4 and 18 years. What many of us don't realize is that everyone needs fluoride--adults too! We have a complete supply of various prescription-strength fluorides that can be tailored to your specific needs.
Fluorides are, of course, beneficial for children, but many adults also suffer from problems for which fluoride may also be the answer. A recent National Institute of Dental Research survey reported that adults had an average of 23 decayed and filled tooth surfaces. Recurrent or secondary decay around fillings represents a major dental problem. Surveys find that 40-50% of total adult fillings are done to replace existing fillings.
As we grow older, many of us suffer from gum recession. This means root surfaces become exposed. The incidence of root caries in the adult population is steadily increasing.
Fluoride treatments can be the answer for you. Research shows that properly applied fluoride blocks cavities by forming a more acid-resistant surface layer. It can even reverse (remineralize) early forming cavities (white spots). There are various prescription strength fluorides that can be tailored to your specific needs.