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Dental Flouride

The definition of fluoride is a compound of fluorine with another element. Fluoride compounds are present in some foods and drinking water. Dental fluoride is helpful for our teeth for these reasons. First of all it directly inhibits the ability of microbes to produce acids, slowing down their ability to dissolve tooth enamel and it also inhibits the ability of bacteria to metabolize sugar, slowing down the growth rate of sugar. Second, it promotes the remineralization of teeth, which is especially beneficial for chidren. The benefit of dental fluoride is that the remineralized teeth are more resistant to decay or a cavity. After your dental hygiene appointment and right before your dental examination we will recommend you to have a fluoride treatment to help keep your teeth strong, healthy, and to prevent tooth decay.