Fluoride • Silverdale, WA

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Flouride

Fluoride is a natural element that is proven to be beneficial to forming teeth as well as existing teeth. Fluoride helps strengthen teeth, reduces the ability of oral bacteria to form a cavity, and in sufficient quantities can re-mineralize teeth more quickly following an acid attack.

Though fluoride has many beneficial roles in preventing cavities, in high concentrations in can cause detrimental effects to developing teeth. Often parents are unaware of a child’s potential sources of fluoride.

Some possible sources are:

  • Excessive fluoridated toothpaste at a young age
  • Inappropriate use of fluoride supplements
  • Hidden fluoride in your child’s diet

Children less than 3 years old cannot be expected to spit out excessive fluoride toothpaste. As a result, they can ingest more than the recommended amount of fluoride during a routine tooth brushing. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends using no more than a ‘rice grain’ sized amount of toothpaste for children less than three and no more than a ‘pea-sized’ amount of fluoridated for children ages 3 to 6.

Fluoride supplements have many beneficial effects on developing teeth but when used excessively or inappropriately they can contribute to fluorosis. Fluoride supplements are only recommended when all other sources of fluoride have been accounted for.

Many foods contain high levels of fluoride. Powdered infant formulas, infant dry cereals, and some infant foods contain fluoride. Please read the labels of all food products to obtain amounts. Beverages such as tea, grape juice, and many other drinks reconstituted from fluoridated water sources can also contain fluoride.

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COVID-19 Status Message

As of May 19th we are open for full-service, non-urgent dental treatment.

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,
Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and the rest of the SDC team
(360)692-9560