Fluoride is a mineral that is necessary for the health of your teeth and bones. It is a naturally occurring element that helps strengthen your teeth and can also assist in repairing tooth decay early on.
In this article, Dr. Robert Saunders, DDS, and Dr. Brittany Krog, DDS, in Fargo, North Dakota, explain the importance of fluoride for your dental health.
Fluoride is a mineral that is often used in dentistry to strengthen the enamel of your teeth and also to prevent cavities.
In the United States and other nations, fluoride is added in modest amounts to public water sources to support these goals. Water fluoridation is the term for this technique.
Even if they seem harmful, salad dressings, fruit juices, and tomatoes can destroy the enamel of your teeth on a daily basis. When you use fluoride toothpaste, this mineral gets absorbed into the teeth while brushing to prevent tooth decay but also aid in the reduction of acid-related enamel erosion.
Fluoride helps strengthen the enamel when it is absorbed into the teeth, thereby making it resistant to demineralization, which is the major cause of tooth decay and cavities.
Below are some of the benefits of fluoride for your dental health:
There are several risk factors associated with excess intake of fluoride, such as:
For more information on the importance of fluoride for your dental health, call (701) 293-9886 or visit Dr. Robert Saunders, DDS, and Dr. Brittany Krog, DDS, at 2834 S University Dr, Fargo, ND 58103.