What Fluoride Does to Improve the Quality of Your Teeth
Posted on 4/15/2020 by Dr. J. Derek Tieken
You have likely heard the word fluoride a lot in the dentist world. It is recommended that you use toothpaste that includes it and is oftentimes used during dental checkups, but what exactly is fluoride and how does it benefit your teeth? We will be going over exactly what fluoride is and how it contributes to oral health.
What Is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral that is used in various things. From water, toothpaste, and mouthwash, fluoride is used in all sorts of things and it naturally occurs in things such as almonds and apples. It has no taste to it which is why you do not notice it when brushing your teeth, gargling mouthwash and drinking water.
What Health Benefits Does Fluoride Bring To The Table?
There is a good reason why fluoride is such a highly acclaimed staple in the dental world, fluoride works wonderfully for rebuilding tooth enamel for one. Many people suffer from weakened/worn enamel which is why you hear recommendations to pick toothpaste and mouth rinse that includes it.
Fluoride is also great at killing bacteria that contribute to cavities and tooth decay, it will also help with bad breath as that is caused by bacteria sticking around. Another great benefit fluoride brings is that it can actually reverse tooth decay if it is taken care of early on.
Fluoride goes a long way in helping your overall oral health and it should be used on a daily basis to help retain a healthy mouth. There is a lot to love about this natural mineral, it is no wonder why it is even put in drinking water; drinking fluoride infused water throughout the day is encouraged. It will not only help your body, but also your teeth! If you would like to check-in on your oral health, give us a call to schedule a check-up.
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