Whether you believe it or not, fluoride is extremely important. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in many foods and in water. It is a beneficial mineral for your smile because it strengthens and nourishes your teeth as well as fights tooth decay and other dental issues. With the help of fluoride, your oral health will remain in tip-top shape.
Even though the mineral can be found in many natural resources, you may not get the amount of fluoride you need. Minerals are taken from and added to your smile each day, but sometimes more fluoride is taken away than added back. So, to make sure you have the proper amount of fluoride, we recommend doing the following things:
1. Drink more fluoridated water. Now how do I get fluoridated water, you might ask? Well, it’s easier than you might think. Your community adds fluoride to the city water to give its citizens the best health possible. So, if you drink more tap water, you’re on the right track.
2. Use fluoride products. Fluoride can be found in many oral hygiene products, like toothpaste and mouthwash, so we encourage you to use these products every day and add the mineral back to your little white chompers.
3. Keep up with your dental cleanings and checkups. Each cleaning and checkup includes a professional fluoride treatment, which will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. The dentist or dental hygienist will simply place the fluoride onto your teeth to nourish and strengthen your smile.
Call our office today if you would like to know more about fluoride! We are always happy to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.