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Fluoride, it’s for Life

If your goal is healthy teeth for life, then you need fluoride. It ensures newly formed teeth are strong; prevents plaque, cavities, and gum disease; and protects roots that get exposed as gums recede over time. This essential mineral is present in what we eat and drink, but a healthy diet doesn't supply enough for a gleaming smile. Instead, it's important to apply it topically and drink fluoride-rich water. In toothpaste, it boosts the cavity resistance of existing teeth. Systemic fluoride, in water, creates healthy tooth structure and supplies fluoride for the saliva. Are You Sure There's Fluoride In Your Water? Bottled water intake is skyrocketing. That'd be great news health-wise, except most bottled water falls far short of the [...]

By |2021-10-20T19:30:03+00:00December 21st, 2021|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Fluoride, it’s for Life

Fluoride: You Never Outgrow Your Need

You grew up with fluoride. Your teeth show it in the very fact that you still have them. Before 1945, by the time your nest was empty, your mouth was often empty as well. But when cities began adding it to water supplies, tooth decay took a nosedive. Most of us never gave it a second thought, just turned on the tap and downed the cure. Fluoride reverses the demineralization of your teeth. It strengthens them, prevents plaque and caries, wards off gum disease, and protects roots. So it's not just for kids. If your drinking water doesn't provide sufficient fluoride, ask about supplements. Take a bite out of decay. While fluoride occurs naturally in many substances we eat and [...]

By |2020-07-27T18:59:39+00:00November 10th, 2020|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Fluoride: You Never Outgrow Your Need