Fluoride: Lesser Known Facts and Benefits

Fluoride: Lesser Known Facts and Benefits

Posted by Del Mar Family Dental Care on Jul 8 2021, 11:09 AM

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in your bones and teeth. It is also used extensively in dentistry to improve your oral health. 

According to the American Dental Association, fluoride is also used extensively in most city water supplies and many OTC products such as supplements, toothpaste, and mouth rinses. 

Dr. Seung Lee, DDS, at Del Mar Family Dental Care in Aurora, Colorado, recommends using fluoride-based products as well. That is because using fluoride every day comes with multiple benefits. 

Read on to learn a few of the main benefits of fluoride.

  • Fluoride Protects Your Teeth From Bacteria

Your teeth have a strong outer covering known as the enamel. It protects you from tooth decay and damage. 

Here’s how it works: every time you consume sugar or foods rich with carbohydrates, the good bacteria in your mouth produce acids that dissolve them. In turn, the enamel prevents the acid from damaging your teeth. 

Over time, harmful bacteria can build up and damage the enamel. This causes a variety of tooth-related problems that can lead to further complications when ignored. 

Fluoride prevents bacteria from multiplying and keeps the enamel of your teeth strong.

  • Fluoride Reverses Early Signs of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the most common oral-health condition found in both children and adults in the United States. It can occur due to poor dental hygiene and result in the buildup of plaque and tartar on the surface of your teeth.

A robust oral care routine with plenty of fluoride can prevent your teeth from possible damage. Making your teeth stronger in the face of tooth decay is actually the main reason why city authorities add fluoride to your water supply.

  • Fluoride Saves You Money

According to the American Dental Association, the average lifetime cost of fluoridating the water supplies is less than the cost of a dental filling. In fact, the ADA notes that the effort saves $38 in dental treatment costs for every $1 spent.

What this means is that you may have already saved thousands of dollars over the years, thanks to fluoridated water that helped keep your teeth stronger.

To ensure your dental health is always in top shape, you should use fluoride dental hygiene products and also visit your dentist at least twice a year. Doing so will help maintain optimum oral health for yourself and your family.

So, grab your phone, call Del Mar Family Dental Care at (303) 577-0062, and set up a consultation with Dr. Lee right away. Alternatively, you can book an appointment online or visit our office at 797 Peoria St. Unit A, Aurora, CO 80011.



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