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Marysville919 State Ave #104, Marysville, WA 98270phone: (360) 659-8100
Monroe14090 Fryelands Blvd SE, Suite 348, Monroe, WA 98272phone: (360) 863-8700
Lake Stevens9421 N Davies Road, Suite A, Lake Stevens, WA 98258phone: (425) 367-4149
Stanwood7104 265th Street NW. #110 Stanwood, WA 98292phone: (360) 339-8000


Fluoride toothpaste on a toothbrushFluoride is important to your dental health. At Puget Sound Pediatrics, we can help your teeth be strong and stay strong with fluoride.
We encourage our patients to strengthen their teeth with a suitable amount of fluoride. Studies in the 1930's showed a strong relationship between cavities and consuming fluoride. Due to this study, public officials introduced adding fluoride to drinking water and the overall dental health of the public showed marked improvement. Since then, studies have continually demonstrated the benefit that fluoride has for our teeth.

Our dentists, Dr. Lugo, Dr. Kramar, Dr. Farmer, and Dr. Johannsen recommend that our patients have the correct amount of fluoride needed to strengthen their teeth and maintain a healthy mouth.

How does fluoride help my teeth?

When we eat sugar, the hard outer layer of our teeth start to demineralize, weakening our teeth. Fluoride helps prevent this demineralization and also remineralizes them, providing strength to the enamel. We do recognize that the key is to have the right amount of fluoride, building up the enamel is extremely useful in preventing cavities, but too much can have negative effects. Fluoride is an acceptable preventive measure supported by our dentists at Puget Sound Pediatrics, most public health officials and the American Dental Association.

Should I buy toothpaste with fluoride?

We recommend children over the age of 2 to use a small, pea sized, amount of fluoridated toothpaste when brushing. We want your child to learn to spit this toothpaste when brushing, it is not recommended that they swallow it.

What is a fluoride treatment?

If one of our dentists determine that a fluoride treatment is needed, we will discuss this at the child's dental checkup. Fluoride treatments is a strong concentration rinse of fluoride that is gargled and then spit from the dentist chair. This is done in the control of the dentist or assistant.

I have heard or read negative comments about fluoride, is it bad?
There are healthy and unhealthy levels of fluoride. In recent years, people have questioned whether having fluoride in our drinking water is appropriate. With it now in so many of our dental products, including toothpaste and rinses, patients have questioned if we are receiving more fluoride than we should. Generally speaking, we support that it is still a good idea to have fluoride in your drinking water, as supported by the American Dental Association, but that answer may change based on each city's individual water supply.

We are happy to discuss your questions or concerns about fluoride. Contact one of our dentists:
•  Chris Lugo, DMD
•  Jenny-Lee Kramer, BDS
•  Kendra E. Farmer, DDS
At one of our three pediatric dentistry locations, Marysville (360) 659-8100, Monroe (360) 863-8700, Lake Stevens, WA (425) 367-4149 and Stanwood, WA (360) 339-8000. We want your child to have strong, healthy teeth that will last them a lifetime!


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