Our team at Oakwood Dental is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of our patients, our staff and their families. As of March 16th, The American Dental Association and the Colorado Dental Association have recommended that dental offices nationwide temporarily close.  

As you may know, we were already closed for most of this week for Spring Break. We have decided to extend our closure for an additional week in order to do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and will be canceling any routine or elective procedure appointments already scheduled through March 27th. We will instead concentrate on emergency dental care in order to care for our patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.

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Is Fluoride really good for your teeth?

dental clinic in castle rock coFluoride is a mineral that naturally occurs in water and in many foods. Fluoride treatments are administered by the dentist to help prevent decay. At Oakwood Dental, we recommend topical fluoride treatments for both children and adults. Fluoride helps strengthen the tooth enamel, which is the hard coating on your teeth. Fluoride works with the saliva to help protect the enamel from plaque and “sugar bugs.”  

How Flouride Helps Your Teeth

The loss of enamel, or demineralization, eventually causes cavities. Remineralization occurs when fluoride, calcium, and phosphate minerals are deposited back into the enamel. This helps keep your enamel strong, safer from decay, and more resistant to acid attacks from sugars and plaque bacteria in the mouth. When fluoride is administered to children age 6 and under, it is integrated into the growth of the permanent teeth. This makes it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth. Fluoride also helps disrupt any acid production in teeth that have already erupted in both children and adults.

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