Fluoride is a mineral found in rocks and soil. It’s also known as “nature’s cavity fighter” because it strengthens your enamel and helps prevent tooth decay.
Did you know that fluoride has been added to water?
When you drink water, its fluoride washes over your teeth and is absorbed by your enamel in the same way as when you use mouthwash.
If your city doesn’t add fluoride to your water supply, or if you get your water from a private well that doesn’t contain fluoride, find out about other sources.
Using fluoride toothpaste is the best and most well-known way to keep your teeth healthy.
Your dentist can perform in-office fluoride treatments where they apply a fluoride foam, gel or varnish to your teeth.
If your tap water doesn’t have added fluoride, talk with your dentist to find out how you would benefit from other sources.
They will be happy to help and explain the importance of fluoride.