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Buffalo Grove, IL Dentist

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Fluoride decreases dental decay. Since 1945 the U.S. Government has advocated the controlled addition of fluoride to public drinking water. In small amounts, ingested fluoride seems to strengthen the enamel while it is being formed in young children or pregnant women. Recommended levels of fluoride in water should range from 0.5mg – 1.0mg per liter of water with 0.7mg per liter as optimal. Too much fluoride in water will change the appearance of the enamel making permanent teeth look discolored and pitted. Applying fluoride topically to the teeth in the form of toothpaste or gels stimulates the re-mineralization of the enamel and topical fluoride gel can also decrease the sensitivity of exposed root surfaces. Fluoride treatment is recommended as an adjunct to your scheduled dental cleanings. If your water supply is from a well, take a sample of your water to the county and have it tested for fluoride levels. If there is an insufficient amount, please contact our office at 847-215-1511 for advice on how to ensure your teeth are adequately protected.

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Shiffman-Morris Dental Associates, Ltd.

195 N Arlington Heights Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Phone: (847) 215-1511
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Buffalo Grove, IL Dentist

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“Everyone at Morris Dental Solutions is so kind and easy to talk to. Most importantly, I always leave with clean teeth and supportive advice to answer any of my questions.” – Hannah

“As a physician, I place tremendous value on seeking care for myself and family from the most capable, technically competent, and clinically up to date colleagues. Morris Dental Solutions provides this and more. I have always been treated with the utmost care and courtesy by all of their doctors and staff. Morris Dental Solutions listens and cares, and those are the most important values of all!” – Aaron

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Location

Dentist in Buffalo Grove, IL
195 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Suite 160
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Office Hours

Monday: 10am – 7pm
Tuesday: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 8am – 1pm

Office hours are subject to change, please call our office for an explanation of temporary changes.

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