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The Importance of Fluoride

Fluoride is something everyone needs from the time they are just a baby.
You may even save money on dental treatment costs by just turning on your tap and drinking the water!

Scientists have discovered that patients with access to fluoridated water had fewer dental restorations and lower dental care costs during a 5 year period.  Older adults seemed to have benefited the most.

According to the CDC (center for disease control), approximately 67% of the US population that receives water from public water supply now drinks it with optimal fluoride levels that will help to prevent decay.

So, what is Fluoride?  And how does it help you?  Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in all water sources, even the oceans.  There is research that proves fluoride not only reduces cavities in children and adults but also helps to repair the early stages of tooth decay, even before the decay is visible.  It is the best cavity fighter for the whole family, regardless of age!

When fluoride reaches the teeth, it is absorbed into the enamel.  It helps repair the enamel by replenishing any lost calcium and phosphorous.  This is what keeps the teeth hard, called remineralization. When fluoride is introduced during remineralization, the minerals will deposit into the tooth enamel.  It will help to strengthen the teeth and prevent any dissolution.  Fluoride will help stop the decay process and prevent tooth decay.
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Most bottled water does not contain fluoride, so make sure your family is drinking water that contains fluoride.

If you’re looking for a Family Dentist serving the Foley area visit Sweet Water Dentistry today!

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