What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that develops near bodies of water. Fluoride can actually be found in some everyday things like water, foods, mouth rinses, and toothpaste too.
What does it do?
Fluoride helps make your teeth stronger and more apt to defend themselves against things like cavities ad plaque build-up. It can help repair the early stages of tooth decay and can help harden enamel as well.
Why does it work?
Fluoride is applied to the surfaces of the teeth and then absorbed through the enamel. This process allows for calcium and phosphorous that may have been lost to be replenished.
Fluoride is helpful for contributing to a healthy set of teeth and can be useful to anyone at risk to tooth decay. Ask your dentist if fluoride treatment may be an option for you at your next dental check-up.