Dental Health and Fluoride

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Fluoride is an additive to most toothpastes, certain mouthwashes, and community water supplies. Supplementing water with fluoride is a success story in community health for decreasing tooth decay for a large population of people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that community water fluoridation is one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 21st century.

Fluoride is a natural element in our world. Fluoride remineralizes our tooth enamel, which makes it more resistant to tooth decay, and can even reverse the damage caused by acids from decay-causing bacteria.

Children and people with a higher risk of decay are often recommended to have a fluoride treatment during their dental cleaning to help prevent tooth decay. In fact, according to the American Dental Association, "Inadequate exposure to fluoride places children and adults in the high risk category for dental decay."

If your dental professional recommends a fluoride treatment, or toothpaste with a prescription strength fluoride, you likely have a higher rate of decay, or are at risk for decay. Dental professionals are happy to discuss with patients whether or not they are candidates for supplemental fluoride to help maintain healthy teeth and a good smile.



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