Fluoride Considerations for your Oral Hygiene Routine

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Your oral hygiene routine and the products you choose is one of the cornerstones of strong teeth and a healthy mouth. Research has found that multiple low doses of fluoride exposure in your day will go a long way towards strengthening your tooth enamel to help prevent tooth decay.

The enamel of your teeth is made from a microscopic mineral crystalline structure. The natural bacteria in your mouth, and exposure to highly acidic foods can weaken these crystals in a process known as demineralization.

Most municipal water systems add fluoride to drinking water. If you have well water might want to look for other sources of fluoride, including fluoride tablets, fluoride toothpaste or fluoride supplements. Choosing a toothpaste with additional fluoride is also an easy way to add fluoride to your mouth, each time you brush your teeth.

The fluoride treatment offered by your dentist can also help strengthen tooth enamel. The treatment is rather short and can usually be applied after you regular dental checkup.

If you have concerns that you’re not getting enough fluoride in your average day, or you would like to have a fluoride treatment, please call us at 203.775.6167 to schedule an appointment.