If you wish to have a strong, healthy, and functional smile, fluoride is the perfect mineral for you! Fluoride is a beneficial source that strengthens and nourishes your smile as well as fights off decay, bacteria, and infection. This mineral can be found in many natural resources, like food and tap water, and using it is a great way to keep cavities away.
Each day, minerals are added to and taken from your smile, but there are times when more minerals are taken away and fewer minerals are added back, which is why fluoride is so important. If you do your best to receive the proper amount of fluoride each day, your smile will no longer be vulnerable to decay. In order to do so, dentists today strongly recommend brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste, rinsing your mouth with fluoride mouthwash, and drinking as much tap water as possible. For a more professional treatment, you can come into our office and receive a fluoride treatment that comes in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. These treatments are very beneficial and they give you the nourishment you need to maintain a strong and healthy smile.
It is very important for children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years to receive the proper amount of fluoride each day. This is because their permanent teeth need to be nourished and strengthened before and after they erupt from the gums. It is also important for adults to receive the proper amount of fluoride because it helps prevent tooth decay.
If you have any questions about fluoride or if you would like to learn more, call our office now and talk to a member of our friendly dental team. We look forward to teaching you all about this beneficial and successful mineral!