Did you know that fluoride is an important mineral that keeps your teeth healthy and strong? It’s true! Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in most water sources and even oceans. Studies have shown that fluoride not only reduces the risk of the development of cavities in adults and children but also that it can work to repair tooth decay in its early stages. Sometimes, it may begin to repair tooth decay before it is even visible.
Our dentist, Dr. Katherine B. Fischer & Charles C. Fischer, knows the benefits that fluoride can have for the oral health of people of all ages. Furthermore, our team at Fischer Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Centreville, Virginia, is here to provide you with the best care possible so that you can have confidence in your smile.
Fluoride can be found in tap water, mouthwash, and toothpaste and helps your protective tooth enamel remain strong so that it can resist the acid that is produced by oral bacteria when you eat. Fluoride is so beneficial because it works actively during the natural remineralization process of tooth enamel. Remineralization happens after the acidity levels of your saliva lower when some time has passed after eating. It is a process that replenishes phosphorus and calcium to tooth enamel.
Here at Fischer Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we hope to help you have the healthiest smile possible and to provide you with the arsenal of knowledge you need to maintain it. If having a healthy smile is a priority for you, call today at 703.994.4626 to schedule an appointment with us.