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The Truth About Fluoride: Why is It So Good for Your Teeth?

July 16, 2021

The Truth About Fluoride: Why is It So Good for Your Teeth?

There is often confusion surrounding the best way to keep teeth and gums clean. You may have heard similar stories concerning fluoride, which is added to the majority of the country’s water. However, contrary to what some believe, fluoride does not cause health concerns when consumed through tap water. Fluoride, in fact, is extremely helpful to your teeth. Let’s have a look at how.

If you have questions about this or would like to schedule a dental appointment so we can provide a comprehensive oral examination, contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 right away.

It’s only natural

Despite its odd name, fluorine is found naturally across the planet. Fluoride is emitted from rocks into the air, soil, and water all around us, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In reality, fluoride is present in all of the water you consume.

It has been well researched

Some goods or chemicals, such as most multivitamins, need to be questioned since they haven’t been thoroughly tested or because no one cared to examine them for safety. Fluoride, on the other hand, was first introduced into the public water supply 70 years ago, and it has since been thoroughly researched. It is not only completely harmless, but it is also quite good to your oral health.

Here’s how it can benefit your teeth

Fluoride strengthens your tooth enamel, making it more resistant to tooth decay. This is referred to as a “systemic advantage.” Furthermore, when teeth sprout from the gums (as they do in youngsters), fluoride can help repair damaged tooth enamel and cure the early indications of dental disease.

Fluoridation of water, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), decreases general tooth decay by 25%.

Is it time for your next dental appointment?

While fluoride can be very helpful in preventing tooth decay, it is not enough in and of itself. You must still brush regularly, visit your dentist regularly, and otherwise take good care for your teeth. If it has been more than six months since your last dental visit, we recommend contacting California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 to make an appointment.

We can take the time to thoroughly evaluate your teeth and gums to determine if any help is needed. We can provide personalized tips on how to keep your gum and teeth in great shape. Contact us now to get started and learn more.

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