The mineral fluoride has been proven to be significant in the prevention of tooth decay: a form of infection caused by bacteria. Fluoride is an effective treatment when administered systemically or applied topically. Over 70% of the water supplies in the United States contain minute quantities of fluoride. The fluoridated water provides the systemic advantages of fluoride for all who drink it. Fluoride can also be topically applied to teeth by Doctor McFarland.
While fluoride has been proven to help repair teeth that are modestly infected, it is primarily considered a preventive measure.
Doctor McFarland may suggest in-office fluoride treatments for your teeth. The fluoride he uses is highly concentrated and its benefits begin immediately and last for several months. Reapplications of the concentrated fluoride can be performed on as as-needed basis, determined during your regular examinations.
Doctor McFarland may also suggest the use of over-the-counter fluoride-containing toothpastes, or, when he believes it is called for, he may prescribe a fluoride toothpaste or rinse.
Doctor McFarland has been a dentist in Miles City since 1993. As the head of a full service family dental practice, Doctor McFarland performs all dental procedures including cosmetic and restoration; dentures; dental bonding; bridges; crowns; implants; veneers; teeth whitening; sealants; fluoride treatments; root canals and more. McFarland Family Dentistry also maintains its own laboratory, fabrication and x-ray facilities to ensure patients receive the very best care with as few visits as possible.