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What Is Fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral found in your bones and teeth. It can also naturally be found in water, soil, plants, rocks, and air. As far as dentistry is concerned, fluoride is used by our West MI dentists to help improve the health of teeth and keep pesky cavities away.

Steps to Follow At Home

If you are provided with fluoride trays by our team of dentists, we ask that you follow the below instructions for the best result possible. Eating or drinking too soon after fluoride application can ruin the fluoride’s ability to seal over the teeth properly.

  1. Brush and floss your teeth.
  2. Place Prevident Fluoride in Trays (a line of gel where the teeth are located).
  3. Place trays in mouth for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove and clean trays.
  5. Do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes.
  6. Rinse fluoride trays under cold water to remove excess (brush trays with toothbrush- if able to).
  7. Store your fluoride trays in their case, away from children and pets.

Have additional questions? Give your nearest MI Smiles Dental location a call today and we’d be happy to clear anything up for you.

Get Quality Dental Care

Our West Michigan family dentists provide quality dental care to patients of all ages. Call one of our five convenient West Michigan locations at the numbers listed below to schedule an appointment.