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Fluoride, the Smile’s Hero

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Fluoride helps rebuild tooth enamel and fight off cavities, giving you a spectacular smile!

Do you seem to have a cavity or two every time you go to the dentist? Well, what if we told you there is one simple ingredient that can put those pesky cavities to a stop?

Fluoride is a powerful mineral and is about to become your smile’s hero if you don’t already use it.

What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps prevent cavities and strengthens tooth enamel. It helps make your teeth more resistant to acid attacks which result in a healthier and stronger smile. If you haven’t been taking any form of fluoride and are worried about your smile, have no fear. Fluoride can actually help restore and rebuild weak teeth so if you haven’t been using it, it’s not too late to start now.

Note: Fluoride is safe for both adults and children. 

How does it help your teeth?

Tooth enamel is made up of packed mineral crystals which are lost and gained every day, otherwise known as demineralization and remineralization. Demineralization begins with bacteria in the plaque on your teeth which feeds on sugar and other carbohydrates, producing acid that weakens tooth enamel. Remineralization is where the fluoride comes into play. Remineralization produces saliva, such as fluoride, which helps build up the enamel and fight the bacteria.

Too much loss of minerals can lead to cavities and tooth decay which is why it’s so important to use fluoride daily. Using fluoride will speed up the process and make sure you have the brightest, healthiest smile.

Where can we find fluoride?

  •  Water: Believe it or not, fluoride is actually found in water and can help prevent tooth decay and cavities. So, don’t forget to drink lots of it each and every day!
  •  Toothpaste and Mouthwash: The next time you go to the store to buy toothpaste and/or mouthwash, make sure to check the ingredients for fluoride. This will no doubt decrease the likelihood of cavities and help strengthen your tooth enamel.

Don’t let your next dental visit result in cavities. Put those pesky things to a stop and start using fluoride today!