Fluoride is a term a lot of people are familiar with, in that they’ve heard of it often. However, a lot of people couldn’t tell you what it does – even though It’s used in the majority of dental products, because of the great benefits it has on your oral health.
Today we’ll take a few minutes to look at fluoride, and what you need to know about this product.
What is it?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that many dental product manufacturers add to end user products in order to help prevent tooth decay. Fluoride binds to your enamel, strengthening it and speeding up the process where your enamel replenishes itself.
Who uses it?
There’s a big chance that most any dentist you’ve visited for a check up has used fluoride either in your toothpaste, or have had you do a fluoride rinse. Multiple studies and years of observation have shown that fluoride is effective at preventing gum disease and other forms of tooth decay.
Now, Dr. Chiru is aware that some rumors about fluoride exist. Those rumors are false, and fluoride isn’t added to water sources as a mind-control additive (that’s a real conspiracy theory). It’s used because it works.
The entire staff here at Complete Dental of Suwanee in Suwanee, Georgia, uses fluoride personally. In addition to that, all of our products that we recommend for usage contain fluoride. If you have any other questions about this, or want to learn more, please feel free to give us a call today at 678-377-6453. We can’t wait to help you!