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The question of the day is whether or not fluoride is actually a good supplement to add to your daily dental care. It is, in fact, a great addition to add! It’s a natural mineral that strengthens your tooth enamel and protects your sparkly whites from acidity. Eastern Hills Dental wants you to know the benefits of fluoride, where you can find it, and how it’s important to come in for your biannual visit for a professional application.

Anyone is more susceptible to decay and cavities if they are not properly taking care of their teeth, so it’s important to get the right amount of fluoride to strengthen tooth enamel. Each person has remineralization occur in their mouth when saliva works to replenish phosphorous and calcium nutrients. Fluoride, along with these components, work together to prevent dissolution and strengthen your teeth.

Most foods and beverages you consume contain a small amount of fluoride. This is effective in combining with saliva to strengthen enamel of the teeth. Fluoride is also put in water sources to help communities with their fluoride intake. They have been doing it main water systems for the past 70 years.

Seek for the ADA (American Dental Association) Seal of Acceptance when purchasing your toothpaste and mouth rinse to ensure a safe amount of fluoride as well as safety. For more information on fluoride and dental care, give Eastern Hills Dental a call at 513-231-7474 . Our office in Cincinnati, Ohio, is happy to help you and your smile anytime!