The Effects of Fluoride on Dental Health

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Today people have many choices when it comes to including fluoride in their overall dental care and oral health wellness program. For example, fluoride is available in various forms such as mouth rinses, toothpaste, and even supplements. It is useful because it helps strengthen the enamel which is the outer layer of the teeth. The substance is known to be highly effective at preventing cavities. As a matter of fact, those who are very susceptible to cavities such as young children will find that adding fluoride can help to prevent the formation of cavities in the earliest stages. There are even prescription mouth washes that contain fluoride that are beneficial to dental health. Let’s dive deeper into the overall effects of fluoride on dental health.

Prevents Harmful Bacteria from Growing
Prevents Harmful Bacteria from Growing 

In terms of how fluoride affects dental health, here are just a few examples. It helps to rebuild weakened tooth enamel and make it stronger and more resilient. It also helps to reverse the signs of early tooth decay as well as prevents harmful bacteria from growing. In addition, it is highly effective at reducing the loss of minerals from the actual tooth enamel. In essence, it is known to be effective at re-minimizing tooth enamel. The ultimate goal always being to reduce cavities and reverse tooth decay. Scientific research and studies have indicated that fluoride treatment can reduce decaying teeth in children by up to 70%. 

Regular Dental Checkups and Examinations
Regular Dental Checkups and Examinations 

With so much to offer it is clear to see why fluoride treatments are a popular option for those wishing to maintain the highest levels of dental health and oral hygiene. This combined with regular routine flossing and brushing along with annual dental checkups and examinations can greatly improve overall dental health. Parents should also teach their children at an early age how to maintain a good home dental health routine. Making it fun and interesting is the best way for parents to help children develop good dental health patterns early in life. To learn more about the effects of fluoride on dental health and other important issues contact your dentist in Walnut Creek,  Massood Darvishzadeh, DDS at Walnut Creek Dental today. 

References:
[1] Dental Fluoride And The Effects On Oral Health
[2] Will Fluoride Treatments Benefit My Child?

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