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Have you noticed that fluoride has become a popular ingredient in a lot of oral hygiene tools? Our dentist and team are pleased to offer further information on fluoride, which is a natural mineral that can improve your teeth by offering strength and nourishment and reducing your risk of tooth decay and loss of tooth enamel. We often recommend that patients expose their teeth to regular amounts of fluoride such as fluoridated toothpaste or mouthwash.

If you would like to know how fluoride works, we are happy to offer an explanation. When you use a fluoride product to clean your smile, receive professional fluoride treatment or drink water that has been fluoridated, the mineral can cling to your tooth surface. It then saturates the tooth enamel to provide important minerals and strengthen the protective shell of the tooth. By hardening the shell, fluoride helps your teeth to withstand acid, bacteria and tooth decay so that your smile doesn’t suffer damage.

Fortunately, fluoride benefits patients of all ages, with the exception of infants, who receive added tooth strength by consuming foods and beverages. A child can begin receiving regular fluoride applications when they are about two to three years old.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of fluoride in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, we invite you to contact Total Dental Fitness at today. Dr. Glen Maylath and our team look forward to hearing from you!