Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is present at low concentrations in most fresh and saltwater sources. Fluoride can actually be found in some everyday things like water, food, mouth rinses, and toothpaste.
What does it do?
Fluoride helps make your teeth stronger and can help defend against cavities and plaque build-up.
It can also help repair the early stages of tooth decay and can help harden enamel as well.
Why does it work?
Fluoride is applied to the teeth and then is absorbed through the enamel. This process allows for calcium and phosphorous that may have been lost to be replenished.
Fluoride helps to maintain a healthy set of teeth and can be useful to anyone at risk of tooth decay.
Ask your dentist or hygienist for a fluoride treatment at your next dental check up.
- from Karin S. (Dental Hygienist)