What is the relationship between fluoride and our dental health? They call fluoride nature’s cavity fighter because it is a naturally occurring mineral that can help prevent tooth decay and cavities. Tooth enamel is the thin layer on the surface of your teeth the shields your teeth from damage caused by bacteria and harmful acids that can cause infection, erosion, and decay. For more information, listed below are a few well-known facts about fluoride:
– Fluoride can be found in naturally occurring bodies of water the world over and it has been added to the public drinking water supply to provide an additional layer of protection for your teeth.
– If you would like a professional cleaning with fluoride, they can be administered by your dentist at the office.
– Fluoride supplements can also be found online or in stores in lozenge form, as well as tablets and drops.
– Fluoride is often found in many brands of toothpaste. Always look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance from the American Dental Association on packages of toothpaste to ensure it reaches the standards required for safety and efficiency.
Fischer Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete diagnosis from Dr. Katherine B. Fischer & Charles C. Fischer and our team at our dentist office in Centreville, Virginia, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 703.994.4626. We look forward to helping you smile.