What is Fluoride and How Can I Help My Teeth?
If you went to the dentist as a kid, then I am sure you remember that pink bubble-gum flavored paste after your treatment – sure it tasted great, but do you know what it was and how it helped your teeth?
That tasty treatment was actually a fluoride treatment! I know what you’re thinking – what the heck is fluoride and why are you putting it on my teeth?
What is Fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that works really well with the mineral bonds in your teeth. It is found in soil, water, food, and several minerals – making it the 13th most abundant element on earth.
Fluoride is also created in laboratories. This synthesized fluoride is often added to drinking water, toothpaste, mouthwashes, and other chemical products.
What Does Fluoride Do?
-Prevents harmful acids from attacking your tooth enamel
-Fights tooth decay and help tooth decay pain
-Can stop and even reverse cavities
-Strengthens your enamel through remineralization
How To Get More Fluoride
You can get your daily dose of fluoride by drinking water and using over-the-counter oral hygiene products – However the best way to get a strong dose of fluoride is through an in-office fluoride treatment.
Stop by our Brooklyn Heights office to get a strong fluoride treatment that you can’t get from over the counter products. We’re here to answer any questions you have, so give us a call at 718.246.5677 to set up a free consultation!
Come on – you know you are craving that bubble-gum flavor!