Did you know that fluoride is added to many state water supplies to protect the teeth of our children and young ones? Even many school districts mandate fluoridated water to ensure the risk of cavities decreases. Fluoride naturally occurs on earth in most bodies of water and is generally safe in small doses. However, exercise caution when giving fluoride-based products to younger children.
Fluoride works by adding an additional layer of protection for your teeth. When the addition of substances such as sugar are added to our bodies, bacteria that has built up in our mouths in the form of plaque can convert the sugar into harmful acids that can erode tooth enamel. Fluoride works to neutralize the effects of these acids by re-mineralizing your teeth.
If you need fluoride protection, it can be found in most types of toothpaste. Try to find a toothpaste that is dentist-recommended or a brand that carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which ensures the products have reached the highest standards of safety and effectiveness as laid out by the American Dental Association.
If you would like a professional fluoride treatment, schedule an appointment with Smile Wright Dental. Contact Dr. Amber N. Wright and our team, by calling us at 937-322-5437 to set up a visit to our dentist office in Springfield, Ohio. We are here to help you get your smile back on track!