What is fluoride used for? They call fluoride nature’s cavity fighter because it is a naturally occurring mineral that can strengthen and defend tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the thin sheet on the surface of your teeth the protects your teeth from damage caused by bacteria and harmful acids that can cause infection, erosion, and decay. For more information, listed below are a few important facts about fluoride:
– Fluoride supplements can also be obtained online or in stores in lozenge form, as well as tablets and drops.
– Fluoride can be found in naturally-occurring water all over the world and it has been added to the public drinking water supply to provide further protection for your teeth.
– Fluoride is often added to many types of toothpaste. Always look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance from the American Dental Association on packages of toothpaste to ensure it reaches the standards required to effectively defend and clean your teeth.
– If you want a professional application of fluoride, they can be administered by your dentist at the office.
If you would like to speak with Dr. Robert Farber and our team about fluoride treatments, please schedule an appointment at our dentist office of Dearborn West Dental in Dearborn, Michigan, by calling 313-562-5610. We will do our best to help you in any way we can.