Hello out there! Thanks for stopping by the online home of Dream Dentistry & Sleep Care. We hope to see your smiling face in one of our chairs sometime soon, because there is so much we can do for your teeth and gums with our preventive dentistry strategies! Today we want to tell you about one of our favorite items in our prevention toolbox: fluoride. Keep reading, and then be sure to get in touch with us to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Roeder and Dr. Kulp. You’ll be glad that you did!
You Need Fluoride In Your Life
In case you don’t know what fluoride is all about, here is a primer. Fluoride occurs naturally and can be obtained from various sources, including water, although the amount of fluoride that turns up in water that has not been purposefully infused with it is typically not enough to benefit your oral health.
Fluoride is important, though, because it forms a protective barrier over your teeth’s enamel. This barrier directly deflects the attacks of the bacteria that is behind tooth decay and worse. As it happens, fluoride temporarily stops the bacteria’s ability to create dangerous tooth-harming acid until enough saliva comes along to wash away any remaining sugar and bacteria, leaving your mouth safe and protected.
What’s more, fluoride also helps strengthen enamel in children and helps your body to use calcium to repair already damaged enamel in a process called remineralization. Essentially it replaces the minerals tooth decay removes from your teeth. So, you see, fluoride does more than simply protect your teeth, it actually helps to repair them!
This Quakertown Has Fluoride And More
Many American cities began adding fluoride to the public water supply in the middle of the last century in an attempt to improve the sorry state of affairs.
This practice has been successful and has led to a major reduction in cavities in both children and adults. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest public health success stories ever. That said, if you do not have access to fluoridated water in your community, then there are other alternatives available.
Many brands of toothpaste contain fluoride, as do many good mouthwashes. Be sure to check the active ingredients to make sure fluoride is among them, and always read the labels for age-appropriateness.
Our Dentist’s Office Has Fluoride
Our team can provide you with a fluoride treatment in conjunction with your next checkup. In our Quakertown dentist’s office, we make fluoride treatments and varnishes a priority. If you would like any of these services for your family, please let our team know. We are here to help you prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and worse!
Come See The Smile Pros!
Fluoride is an easy thing to add to your oral hygiene routine. So, if you are ready to take your prevention further, just contact our team online, or give us a ring at 215-795-4762. One way or another, we’ll get you smiling again.