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How we use Fluoride as a Preventative Therapy

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  • Use of small amounts of fluoride (one part per million) in community water supplies has been shown to significantly reduce dental decay.
  • Where fluoride in water supplies is not available, addition of fluoride to the diet of children has been shown to similarly reduce the development of dental decay.  About 1mg per day is the optimal dosage, with lesser amounts for young children (we will advise you of the amount for your child).
  • Placement of fluoride on teeth in the form of rinses can reduce or totally prevent new dental decay, depending on the concentration of fluoride.  Strong fluorides are used for patients who have high decay potential, such as those receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or in orthodontic therapy.
  • Application of fluoride on the tooth-cleaning appointment has a decay reducing influence.

As a group, dentists and physicians, as well as global health organizations favor use of fluoride in all of the previously described methods.  Fluoride for reduction of dental decay has had more legitimate worldwide research than any other health related subject.  Nevertheless, there are some groups that oppose fluoride use for various political and alleged health reasons.

The decision to use fluoride for you and your family is up to you.  For almost all the dentists and physicians, "anti-fluoride" arguments make no sense at all.

About Us

With years of experience and advanced education, Drs. Kennedy and Limardi are able to treat you with the most current techniques and materials. Our goal is to maintain your oral health for a lifetime. In addition, we will provide to you any options available to improve and rejuvenate your smile.

Office Hours

Monday 8:30am to 5pm
Tuesday 12:00pm to 8pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 12pm
Thursday 7:30am to 3pm
Friday 7:30am to 1pm
Saturday Closed

Contact Info

1425 N McHenry Rd, Suite 101
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

P: 847.955.1500 

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