Fluoride is an interesting mineral. You’ll find it in many kinds of toothpaste, foods, and even tap water. It’s actually able to attract other minerals, and this is what makes it particularly useful for the teeth. When the teeth are exposed to fluoride, it actually helps replace the minerals that have been lost throughout the day due to the acids in the foods we eat. In other words, it helps protect our teeth from cavities over time.
Fluoride is also essential for children’s developing smiles, as it helps the body form nice, strong teeth even before they erupt.
When a person doesn’t get enough fluoride each day, this can leave their teeth vulnerable to decay, and that’s something we just don’t stand for here at Monet Aesthetic Dentistry. When examining a patient’s mouth, we may determine that they could benefit from additional fluoride exposure. In this case, we can provide what is called a fluoride supplement. This approach is great for children and adults alike, and it’s proven to keep decay and cavities away.
Are you and your child missing out on valuable fluoride benefits? We’ll be happy to let you know at your next appointment, so give us a call today so we can start protecting your smile!