Have you ever wondered if fluoride actually works in protecting your pearly whites? The answer is yes, it does indeed protect your tooth enamel from tooth decay and cavities. Tooth enamel is a thin yet durable layer on your teeth meant to protect the inside of your teeth from harm, such as cavities. However, bacteria and harmful acids caused by plaque buildup can wear down and destroy tooth enamel over time.
Fluoride is important because it can remineralize and strengthen tooth enamel. This is why it is so prevalent in toothpaste and has even been added to the public water supply. In addition, fluoride can be found in supplement form. If you are looking for additional fluoride in your healthy smile, lozenges, tablets, pills, and drops are available.
It is best to speak with our dentists to learn how to best yield the effects of fluoride. They can recommend which toothpastes will work best for you to give your teeth the care they need to thrive. In addition, be sure to always look for toothpaste that features the ADA Seal of Acceptance from the American Dental Association to ensure that the product meets the highest standards of safety and effectiveness.
If you would like to know more about fluoride and the fluoride treatment we have available in our office, we invite you to visit Artistry in Dentistry in Gilbert, Arizona. To schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, Drs. Sheldon Sullivan and Shawn Monahan, simply give us a call at 480-374-5562 today. We are here to help you achieve the healthy smile you deserve!