The Facts About Fluoride

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Do you ever wonder why fluoride is so beneficial for your smile? Well, we are happy to tell you!

Fluoride is a natural mineral that nourishes and strengthens your teeth each day. It is a great tool that helps your pearly whites fight tooth decay, plaque, and other harmful substances. Even though we get this mineral from many foods and water, there are times we do not get enough of it, which is why it is important that you do your best to increase your fluoride consumption each day. You can do so by doing the following:

1. Drink more fluoridated water. This may sound like a difficult thing to do, but it’s easier than you think. Fluoride is added to the water in each city, so you can simply get fluoride by drinking the community tap water.
2. Use more fluoridated oral hygiene products. With the help of fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouthwash, your teeth will get nourished and strengthened each day, giving you the best chance at fighting tooth decay and other dental issues.
3. Keep up with your dental cleanings and checkups. Each cleaning and checkup includes a professional fluoride treatment, which will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. The dentist or dental hygienist will simply place the fluoride onto your teeth and will nourish and strengthen your smile.

By doing these three things, your smile will be strong and healthy! If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please feel free to call our office today and talk to our dental team. We are happy to teach you more!