Oral Health Essentials: Fluoride

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Are you aware that studies have shown that fluoride, in small doses, can improve your oral health by protecting your tooth enamel? It works by vigorously targeting your enamel and providing an extra layer of protection when working alongside saliva in your mouth.

Most individuals wrongly assume that fluoride is a form of chemical, but it is actually a natural mineral found in bodies of water all around the world. Although it can have toxic effects at elevated levels, at normal doses it is extremely effective for keeping our teeth clean and our tooth enamel strong.

If you are seeking to use a fluoride supplement, it can be purchased in a variety of forms. It can be found as a pill, a lozenge, a drop, or a tablet. However, fluoride supplementation is often not needed if you are practicing proper oral hygiene habits, as it can often be found in most brands of toothpaste and mouthwash. When attending your bi-annual professional checkups at your dentist, ask your dentist for fluoride treatments.

To discuss your fluoride options with Dr. Troy Walton and the rest of our team at Redwood Dental, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Providence, Utah. Our number is 435-755-6562. We will help you in any way we can!