Did you know that there is likely fluoride in your drinking water? 75% of people in the United States have access to water treated with fluoride for the sake of their dental health in their homes. The addition of fluoride to public drinking water has been called one of the top 10 public health achievements in the 20th century by the Center for Disease Control.


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For most cities, every $1 invested in water fluoridation saves $38 in dental treatment costs.

The addition of fluoride to drinking water is one of the best ways to help prevent tooth decay and cavities. Dental fluoride treatments are also extremely important. In office fluoride treatments have been used for decades by dentists around the nation to help prevent decay in both children and adults, especially for those at a higher risk for oral health complications.

Fluoride treatments can be done in only a few minutes and they are painless. They are typically performed with a varnish, gel or foam that can be painted onto teeth. You shouldn’t eat or drink for 30 minutes afterwards to give the fluoride time to work. If you’re in great oral health, it’s recommended that you get these treatments every 6-12 months but for those who need more help with their oral health, sometimes treatment every 3 months is recommended.

What makes someone a good candidate for fluoride treatments due to their moderate to high risk for cavities:


  • Poor oral hygiene

  • Active cavities and decay

  • History of cavities and decay

  • Lack of professional dental care

  • Poor diet

  • Dry mouth


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A NOTE TO OUR PATIENTS

The well-being of our patients has always been our top priority!

Legends Dental is following the recommendations of Governor Abbott, Texas State Dental Board, ADA, as well as the CDC. We will be limiting our services effective immediately. Due to recent circumstances and for the safety and well-being of our patients, their families, and our community, we will not be performing any routine or non-urgent dental procedures at this time.

Though our office hours have been temporarily shortened, our team will continue to support anyone who may be experiencing pain and all who require an Emergency Care Visit.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency or having pain, please text our office at (254)776-0691 or call (254)799-9540 so we may get you scheduled as quickly as possible. You can also message us on Facebook.

Examples of urgent dental care treatments include:
Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation. Surgical postoperative osteitis or dry socket dressing changes. Abscess or localized bacterial infection resulting in localized pain and swelling. Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma. Dental treatment cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken or causing gingival irritation. Extensive decay or defective restorations causing pain; suture removal; denture adjustments or repairs when function impeded; and snipping or adjustments of an orthodontic wire causing pain.

Additionally, our team is here to help those affected by cancellations. We will gladly assist with rescheduling to a time that is best for you. If you have an appointment that may be affected, or would like to reschedule regardless, please call (254)799-9540 or text (254)776-0691 so we may accommodate you.

We love all our patients and look forward to being able to serve all of your dental needs as soon as possible!! Thank you for you time and understanding during these circumstances.