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Dental Exam, Cleaning and Fluoride for New Patients at Southwest Dentistry, LLC (Up to 81% Off)

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Dental team looks for decay, clears out plaque and fortifies enamel with fluoride

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Valid for patients who have been in the past 6 months. Not valid for cleaning with periodontal disease. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

An aching tooth can trigger outbursts of public profanity, forced smiles, and the worst crime of all--not enjoying homemade pie. Repair sore feelings with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $49 for a new-patient exam, x-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment ($254 value)
  • $49 for children's new-patient exam, x-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment ($204 value)

Fluoride is a key substance in protecting teeth from decay. To learn why dentists love it, read on.

Fluoride: Something Smiling in the Water

In the early 1900s, when the most common cavity treatment was still extraction, two dentists in different parts of the country—one in Colorado and one in Arkansas—noticed a new phenomenon in their patients. Despite their mottled stains, the children’s teeth showed a remarkable resistance to decay. Looking to dispel the rumor that kids had simply evolved mouths filled with rocks, scientists soon found an explanation: the two locations’ drinking water contained remarkably high levels of fluoride. As it turns out, fluoride—an ion of fluorine—naturally protects teeth by adsorbing onto their surface, fortifying the enamel by attracting calcium ions in the saliva. When bacteria try to dissolve the minerals of the enamel, the film of fluoride and calcium protects it, like armor shielding a knight from sunburn.

The highly fluoridated water in Colorado and Arkansas was a bit of an anomaly; although fluoride is almost always present in soil and water, its concentrations are usually so low that it is of little benefit to teeth. In what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named as one of the 10 Great Public Health Achievements in the 20th Century, local governments began artificially fluorinating water supplies that had insufficient amounts, starting with Grand Rapids, Michigan, on January 25, 1945. Since then, the incidence of tooth decay has decreased—by up to 70% in children alone—and fluoride is found in virtually every dental product from whitening toothpaste to swear-absolving mouthwash.

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