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Why Fluoride is Important for Your Teeth

Fluoride can help protect the teeth from demineralization. This is when the bacteria in the mouth combines with sugars. Acids will then be produced. The acid can erode tooth enamel on the teeth. This can lead to cavities and other dental issues, as well as a costly repair bill. The fluoride is beneficial in preventing cavities and helping to make the teeth stronger.

What Fluoride does for your mouth?

Fluoride is an important ingredient to keep the teeth in the best condition possible. It is recommend that children get fluoride to help protect the permanent teeth when they start to form. Adults also need fluoride for their teeth. This can help to protect them from decay. If you are at a higher risk for plaque and tooth decay, a fluoride treatment may be a good option. If you have a diet that is high in sugar or carbohydrates, or if you snack a lot, you might be more prone to tooth decay. Fluoride can also help to keep bridges, crowns, and braces in the best condition possible. There is also an issue with getting too much fluoride. Make sure to consult us and we can recommend proper tips to care for your teeth.

Care for your Teeth properly

Caring for your mouth and teeth is important. By properly caring for them, you can help to prevent issues like bad breath, gingivitis, and other issues. It is important to remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day. Ideally, this should be done after every meal. By brushing the teeth, you can help to remove a build up of food particles and tartar. If the tartar is ignored, it can start to eat away at the enamel on the tooth. Also make sure that you floss at least once a day. This helps to remove any food particles that become stuck between the teeth. If flossing is ignored, it can lead to a cavity. It is also recommended to use mouthwash. This helps to clean all areas of the teeth and mouth. It can also benefit the cleaning of your tongue. Besides mouthwash, brushing the tongue is another health benefit. This can help to remove any buildup of bacteria that could be on the surface of the tongue.

Make sure to go to regular dental examinations

Scheduling regular appointments for dental examinations is important. We can inspect the surface of the teeth, as well as around them. When recommended, x-rays can be taken of the teeth. This way we will be able to examine the teeth from all angles. The x-ray can also show any issues that might be starting to form between the teeth. Besides the outer sides, the x-ray can also show what the teeth and roots look like below the surface of the gums. This can help to determine if an issue is starting to form. It is important to catch an issue before it becomes larger and more serious. Fixing a cavity is more time and cost efficient than a larger issue like a root canal. This can help to ensure that your mouth is free from bacteria and germs.

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