What Are the Benefits of Fluoride?

What Are the Benefits of Fluoride?

Posted by AMAYA DENTAL on Feb 24 2022, 10:04 PM

Smile! It says a lot more than words do. But how can you show off your smiles if you are not confident of your oral health? Care for dental health with fluoride is an essential part of an oral care regimen. 

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that is considered a cavity fighter. It has a major role in dentistry to strengthen enamel and inhibit harmful oral bacterial growth in the mouth. The main sources of fluoride are fluoridated tap water, groundwater, fluoride supplements, dental care products, and a fluoride-rich diet.

How Fluoride Fights Cavities 

When we consume sugary or acidic food, harmful bacteria feed on them and produce acids. This acid attack strips away tooth enamel, losing the minerals in them. This demineralization weakens tooth enamel and leaves your teeth more prone to bacteria that cause cavities.

Fluoride from various sources remineralizes tooth enamel and prevents signs of tooth decay. Let us have a look at the key benefits of fluoride intake for better dental health.

  • Remineralise weakened tooth enamel
  • Slows down progression of enamel erosion
  • Hinders the development of tooth decay
  • Prevents the growth of harmful bacteria
  • Prevents plaque buildup
  • Resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugary stuff
  • Improves your oral health

When Is Fluoride Intake Most Critical?

Children from 6 months to 16 years of age must be more exposed to fluoride intake. They are beneficial for fluoride intake as they are at the time when permanent teeth come out. Topical fluoride from toothpaste, mouth rinses, fluoride treatments are the essential ways to strengthen their oral health by fighting against cavities.  

Additional fluoride treatment may be beneficial for those who have the following conditions which increase the risk for dental issues.

  • Dry mouth conditions
  • History of frequent cavities
  • Gum diseases
  • Presence of crowns or bridges or braces

Things to Remind About Fluoride

  • Always keep fluoride supplements out of children’s reach
  • Avoid flavored fluoride toothpaste as there is a tendency to swallow it
  • Allow the child to use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste

Fluoride is safe and effective when consumed at the correct dosage as directed by the dentist. Hence, it is important to supervise children while handling fluoride-containing dental care products. Consider regular dental visits as an opportunity to discuss whether you require additional fluoride.

If your teeth are more vulnerable to cavities, consider an expert fluoride treatment with us. Reach our office at Amaya Dental, 815 NW 57th Ave #344, Miami, FL 33126. Call us at (305) 2642711 to book an appointment.

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