What is Fluoride?
Fluoride, is a naturally occurring mineral, is not only beneficial, but is essential to teeth.
It makes up the enamel of teeth—or the hard outer layer. As we use our teeth, bacteria, sugar and acids break down the enamel, which weakens teeth.
It also builds the enamel back up again in a process known as re-mineralizing.
Strengthening the weak enamel is what protects teeth from tooth decay and cavities, an essential process for a healthier smile.
How do I get fluoride?
- Today, almost 75 percent of the U.S. population is served by fluoridated community water systems.
- In food and beverages: It is available in some foods and beverages continues to provide a topical benefit,
because it becomes part of your saliva, constantly bathing the teeth with tiny amounts of fluoride that help rebuild weakened tooth enamel.
- Mouthwash with fluoride can help make your teeth more resistant to decay,
but children six years or younger should not use it unless it’s been recommended by a dentist.
- Visit Your Dentist for a professional Application: You can always call us and schedule your appointment.
You can call us at: 612-354-3015
Or schedule your appointment by going to: https://patientregistration.denticon.com/?P=197&O=101&PT=0
we also accept walk-ins every business day!
- Supplement: Talk to your dentist, pediatrician or family physician about your child’s specific needs.
The supplements are recommended for children ages six months to 16 years living in areas without fluoridated drinking water.
**Remember to brush and floss twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste.