Fluoride, also known as “nature’s cavity fighter”, is a mineral compound derived from an abundant chemical element called fluorine, the 13th most abundant element in the earth’s crust. It occurs naturally in many foods and water.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.
In children under 6 years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize teeth.
One of the most well-known benefits of fluoride is its ability to protect tooth’s enamel.
A final significant benefit of fluoride is that it serves as a natural preventative for your teeth.
How does fluoride work?
Fluoride is concentrated in the saliva that bathes the teeth --->Remineralize tooth enamel to build a strong, cavity resistant outer surface --->Decreases bacterial activity in the mouth
“Fluoride cannot remove decay but, while creating a stronger outer surface to your teeth, it can help stop the decay from penetrating into the deeper parts of teeth…”
….Be true to your teeth and they won’t be false to you…
If you and your family members haven’t used fluoride on your teeth yet, then it’s time to start considering it. For more ways on how to keep a healthy and bright smile setup a consultation at Dr. Krinita Motwani’s dental clinic.