Fluoride Basics

Your smile and oral health are important to our [practice_name] dental team, which is why we encourage you to take great care of your teeth and gums on a regular basis. One way you can do so is by taking advantage of fluoride.

To help you know a little bit more about fluoride, we have provided the answers to the following questions:

What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that is very beneficial for your teeth. It seeps into your tooth enamel and strengthens it, giving it the ability to fight tooth decay and enamel erosion. It also helps your teeth by repairing the enamel when it has been attacked or worn down by a harmful substance, which is called remineralization.

How can I get fluoride?
You can get fluoride by using fluoride toothpaste when you brush your teeth twice each day, drinking fluoridated water as much as possible, and receiving a professional fluoride treatment during your six month checkups.

How do I know if my toothpaste contains fluoride?
Ensuring that your paste contains fluoride is simple and easy. All you need to do is look at the ingredient label and see if fluoride is listed.

Is fluoride harmful for children?
Fluoride isn’t generally harmful for children. However, it is harmful if your child receives too much fluoride. This is called dental fluorosis. This involves tooth discoloration or mottled tooth enamel. The best way to know the perfect amount of fluoride to receive is by talking to your dentist, Dr. [doctor_name].

Fluoride can help you in many ways. If you would like to learn more about this beneficial mineral or if you have questions, call our office today at [phone]. We look forward to teaching you more about fluoride in [city], [state]!

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