Hello, and welcome to the Palm Harbor Dental Blog. Today we will be answering questions about fluoride: What is it, exactly, and why is it so beneficial to your dental health?
Fluoride is a mineral, plain and simple. Fluoride occurs naturally in different foods and in water. Fluoride is also added to many of the oral care products sold in East Lake, Trinity, and Clearwater stores. This makes it possible for you to apply fluoride to your teeth when you brush your teeth or use mouth rinses.
And why would you want to put fluoride on your teeth? Because it will help to prevent tooth decay, of course! Fluoride gives the teeth increased resistance against the acid attacks brought on by plaque bacteria as well as sugar in the mouth.
Fluoride is especially important for kids. Between the ages of 6 months and 16 years old, both the primary and the permanent teeth come in; therefore, fluoride exposure is extremely beneficial. But, stay tuned, adults: the benefits of topical fluoride are available to you as well!
This miracle mineral is also applied to teeth during routine cleanings at Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor dental offices.
We are Prestige Dentistry and we are a full-service dental practice in Palm Harbor. Helping our patients maintain optimal dental health is important to us, and so is helping them achieve the smiles they want through cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, and complete smile makeovers.
Prestige Dentistry has been serving the Tarpon Springs, East Lake, and Clearwater area since 1986, and we would like you to be our next satisfied patient. Please contact us at 727-478-0488 so we can make an appointment for you.
4140 Woodlands Pkwy, Ste A
Palm Harbor, Florida
The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/fluoride-treatment, accessed on September 18, 2013