Assuming that you’re no stranger to the dental world, you’re probably already familiar with fluoride – but do you know why it’s important to your oral health? Prepare yourself, you’re about to become an expert.
According to Web MD, “Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water. Every day, minerals are added to and lost from a tooth’s enamel layer through two processes, demineralization and remineralization.”
In laymen terms, fluoride is like superfood designed for your teeth. It helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth significantly more resilient to acid attacks triggered by plaque bacteria and sugars in your mouth. It’s powerful enough to even reverse early stages of decay.
Did you know that there’s more bacteria in your mouth right now than there are people in the world? That’s a serious case of overpopulation – you definitely need any help you can get when it comes to crowd control. This is what makes fluoride such a useful tool in dental care – it allows your enamel to flex a little more muscle power.
You might not realize it but every time you consume food, a battle takes place in your mouth. Plaque is generated from sugars and other food debris which can wreak havoc around your teeth. Fluoride is an important addition to regular dental cleanings, helping to reinforce your brushing & flossing routine.
Fluoride is often found in foods and in some sources of water. When you visit the dentist, it’s directly applied to your teeth through fluoridated toothpastes and other mouth rinses. You can easily find mouth rinses that contain low-traces of fluoride from your local convenience store – stronger versions are available with a doctor’s prescription.
Help bolster your natural teeth’s defenses with a little fluoride! Contact Casa Grande’s Villago family dental and schedule a routine cleaning and ask about our fluoride treatments!