If you have a basic understanding of dental care, you probably know that fluoride is an essential mineral for keeping your teeth strong and healthy. Your dentist has likely reminded you to use a fluoride toothpaste on a daily basis, and you may have had several “fluoride treatments” during your childhood dental visits. But how much do you really know about fluoride and are you getting enough of this valued mineral?
How Does Fluoride Help Your Smile?
Countless studies and scientific research has proven that fluoride helps to reduce cavities in both children and adults. Fluoride even has the ability to repair the early stages of tooth decay and prevent future cavities from developing.
What’s the science behind this powerful mineral? Fluoride is absorbed into your outer tooth layer (or enamel). There it replenishes calcium and phosphorus that has been lost or depleted through demineralization. Fluoride supports this important process of remineralization within your smile so that your teeth retain their strength and integrity.
Regardless of your age, don’t dismiss the benefits of fluoride when it comes to a healthy and confident smile. In fact, it is one of the most impactful preventative steps you can take for your oral health. If you suspect you are not getting enough fluoride, contact Dr. Mitzi Morris in Roswell.