Fluoride Treatment
Sioux Falls, SD


Fluoride Treatment
Sioux Falls, SD

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a natural mineral that, when absorbed into your teeth, helps to strengthen tooth enamel. Stronger enamel will provide better resistance against cavities. Fluoride can be found in foods such as potatoes, shellfish, and grapes, as well as drinks like tea and coffee. Many larger cities now fluoridate public sources of water. If you are not able to get enough fluoride, fluoride can be applied directly onto the teeth with a professional fluoride treatment at Karmazin Dental.


Fluoride helps prevent decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in your mouth. It can also reverse early decay. In children under 6 years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of their permanent teeth, making it more difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth. Fluoride helps speed up the remineralization as well as disrupting acid production in already erupted teeth of both children and adults.


Compassionate, efficient, and effective is how to describe the entire team at Karmazin Dental. The skills of each team member are unparalleled in the area. We live and breathe a collaborative approach in developing your personal oral health plan. You will not find a more technologically advanced practice that offers a more relaxing and comfortable setting. Your smile is our priority because we all strongly believe that your smile is a foundational gateway to your personality. It can drive your level of self-esteem and self-confidence. Call, text, or email us for an appointment for an evaluation on the benefits of a fluoride treatment for you or your child. Our number is 605-323-1320 and you can find the entire team at Karmazin Dental, 5701 S. Remington Pl, Sioux Fall, SD 57108, where we have plenty of free parking.


Fluoride is a mineral that is found in many foods and water. Every day, minerals are added to and lost from your teeth's enamel layer through two processes, demineralization, and remineralization. Minerals are lost, demineralization, from a tooth's enamel layer when acids, formed from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth, attack the enamel. Minerals such as fluoride, calcium, and phosphate are redeposited, remineralization, to the enamel layer from the foods and waters you consume. Too much demineralization without enough remineralization to repair the enamel layer will then lead to tooth decay.


What we know, is that our patients FEEL our passion.  They feel that we are their biggest cheerleaders.  They feel that we want the best for them.   They do NOT feel judged.  We want to give every patient the opportunity to say YES to the best dental care.


Can You Benefit from a Fluoride Treatment?

Both children and adults can benefit from a fluoride treatment at Karmazin Dental, but it is more often recommended for a child with a high risk of cavities. It has been proven that the earlier a child is exposed to fluoride, the less likely they are to develop cavities.


It is important for infants and children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years to be exposed to fluoride. This is when the primary and permanent teeth come in. However, adults can benefit from fluoride as well. New research supports that topical fluoride, from toothpastes, mouth rinses, and fluoride treatments, are as important in fighting tooth decay as in strengthening developing teeth.


Fluoride has several benefits for the teeth:


  • It helps your body better use minerals, such as calcium and phosphate. The teeth reabsorb these minerals to repair weak tooth enamel.
  • For children, it joins into the tooth structure when the teeth are developing to strengthen the enamel, making them less vulnerable to bacteria and cavities.
  • It slows or even reverses the development of cavities by harmful bacteria.

When taken together, these benefits may help to:


  • Reduce your risk of cavities.
  • Will slow the growth of cavities.
  • Delays the need for dental treatment.
  • Prolongs the life of baby teeth.
  • Can reduce the amount of time spent at the dental office.

By preventing cavities and slowing the growth of bacteria, fluoride treatment may also:


  • Prevent the development of gum disease.
  • Reduce the possibility of tooth pain.
  • Prevent the premature loss of teeth.

In addition, people with certain conditions may benefit from fluoride treatments. They include people with:


  • Dry mouth conditions: Dry mouth caused by some diseases, certain medications, such as allergy medications, antihistamines, antianxiety drugs, and high blood pressure drugs, and head and neck radiation treatment make someone more prone to tooth decay. The lack of saliva makes it harder for food particles to be washed away and acids to be neutralized.
  • Presence of crowns or bridges or braces: These treatments can put teeth at risk for decay at the point where the crown meets the underlying tooth structure or around the brackets of orthodontic appliances.

karmazin is

It's a Team Thing. Here at Karmazin Dental, we invest heavily in recruitment of  “A+” team members.  Everyone on Team Karmazin has unparallel talent and an ongoing commitment to continuing education.  No matter who you see at your appointment, you can be assured that you will be met with a wealth of experience and knowledge not to mention, unequaled customer service.


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Not Insurance Driven. The restrictions and limitations that dental insurance puts on its members and Dentists is continuously changing and it is not always for the betterment of the patient.   Our focus at Karmazin Dental is to provide patients with the best course of treatment for them, period.  For patients without dental insurance, we offer and in house membership plan, which gives the power BACK to our patients.  By removing the restrictions of what insurance says they will or will not cover, patients get to spend their money the way they want.


Our philosophy is

Growth: Always in ALL – Ways

Gratitude: Our patients provide EVERYTHING

Relentless: Clinical Excellence & continuing OUR education

Never Settle: Provide excellence but have the humility to know we will never get there. There is always something more to do, learn and improve upon.

20/20: Complete transparency with our patients and our team.

Integrity to the Core: Do what we say and say what we think.

The Fluoride Treatment Procedure

A fluoride treatment is a quick and simple procedure that can be completed in one visit to Karmazin Dental. We will first professionally clean your teeth before the fluoride is applied. The fluoride comes in a highly concentrated form as either a rinse, foam, gel, or varnish. It is applied to the teeth with a brush, swab, or mouthwash. Once the treatment has been completed, you will be advised to not eat, drink, or rinse for about 30 minutes to give the fluoride a chance to absorb into the teeth fully.

The Life Expectancy of Fluoride

Depending on your oral health, Karmazin Dental may recommend fluoride treatments every 6–12 months. If you are at a higher risk of developing tooth decay, we might also recommend additional preventive measures, such as over the counter or prescription fluoride mouth rinses or gels, or an antibacterial mouth rinse.

We Love Creating Beautiful Smiles

The entire team at Karmazin Dental share the exceptional passion radiating from Drs. Molly and Corey Karmazin. Each member of the team works diligently to provide modern dental technology, loving care, and time conscious service. You will find five unique qualities that each team member shares. We believe in and practice team ethics and we collectively make every day and every appointment fun. The unbridled desire for continuing education brings to you a higher level of expertise and skills. You will leave with a smile after experiencing our patience and positive attitudes. We share the simple goal of making your smile the invaluable asset it should be. Please call, text, or email to make your appointment for an evaluation of the benefits of a fluoride treatment for you or your child.


Our number is 605-323-1320 and we have plenty of convenient parking at our office, 5701 S. Remington Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57108. At Karmazin Dental we want to achieve perfection with every procedure, but we will accept excellence.