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What is fluoride and why is it important?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in many types of food and water. Naturally occurring fluoride is found in vegetables like spinach, canned fish and milk. It is also added to your tap water. If you do not have fluoridated tap water, supplements are available as well. Fluoride works to strengthen your tooth enamel and can prevent the development of cavities in both children and adults.

Talk to your hygienist to determine if you are getting enough fluoride in your diet or if additional fluoride treatments would be beneficial. To learn more, call us at (763) 703-2367.

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