"Fluoride is a mineral that you get in many foods and water," Dr. Receveur said. "Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making teeth more resistant to acid attacks."
New Albany, IN (PRWEB) May 13, 2014
With many households still awash in Easter candy, Louisville dentist Dr. Ronald Receveur is urging parents not to skimp on using fluoride.
Acids formed by sugars and bacteria in the mouth attack tooth enamel. Adding more sugar, such as in candy, speeds up the process.
“Fluoride is a mineral that you get in many foods and water,” Dr. Receveur said. “Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making teeth more resistant to acid attacks.”
In children 6 and under, the body incorporates fluoride into developing permanent teeth.
Fluoride is important in adults, too, Dr. Receveur said. Fluoride helps tooth enamel absorb other helpful minerals such as calcium. It also disrupts acid production in adult teeth, helping prevent tooth decay.
But food and water aren’t the only ways to apply fluoride to teeth. Over the counter toothpastes and mouthwashes can deliver low amounts of fluoride.
Dentists, such as Dr. Receveur, can deliver higher levels of fluoride as a varnish, foam or gel. Dentists also may prescribe fluoride dietary supplements.
Some people are more at risk for needing additional fluoride, as well.
Those who have dry mouth caused by diseases, medication and radiation treatments; gum disease; a history of cavities; and crowns, bridges or braces may be at greater risk of decay and therefore benefit from additional fluoride.
Dr. Receveur, who practices in New Albany, Ind., across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky., can provide general and cosmetic dental work such as teeth cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals and teeth whitening. He also can do more advanced implant and cosmetic dentistry like veneers, crowns, dental implants in one day, dental implants in one hour, All on Four dental implants, All on Six dental implants, bone grafting, and sinus lifts, all with IV sedation dentistry.
Dr. Receveur is a native of New Albany, Ind., who graduated from Indiana University Southeast. He graduated with honors in chemistry before earning his doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Receveur has helped those in Southern Indiana and Louisville find a cosmetic dentist since 1981.
Dr. Receveur attends many continuing education courses, accruing more than 5,000 hours of postgraduate training. He has earned numerous advanced certifications in Implant, Comprehensive, Restorative, Sedation and Aesthetic dentistry, so he can provide the most up to date dentistry to his Louisville and New Albany dental patients.
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