Protect The Health Of Your Smile With Fluoride

Despite the controversy surrounding fluoride, our dentist at Skyview Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Aurora, ON, understands that it’s an essential mineral in the fight against cavities and for building strong teeth.

History of fluoride

Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first city in the United States to fluoridate the community’s water supply in the 1940s. Several conspiracy theories arose in the years that followed, including speculation of a plot to impose a communist regime in the country.

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in food, water, and soil, and it’s also an essential ingredient in gels and varnishes used in mouthwashes and toothpaste.

Some believe fluoride is dangerous to your health. They think it causes osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, in boys under 19. But neither Health Canada nor the FDA have found evidence of a connection between water fluoridation and cancer.

How fluoride works

Certain foods create bacteria that live in your mouth. The bacteria produce an acid that causes the calcium, phosphate, and enamel to be stripped away from your teeth. In combination with water, fluoridated toothpaste helps remove some of these decay-causing bacteria. The phosphate and calcium will work their magic to help keep your teeth strong.

Want to find out more about fluoride treatment? Ask our team. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about specific procedures. We look forward to your call.

Contact Skyview Family & Cosmetic Dentistry About Fluoride Treatment Today!

  • Reduce your risk of cavities
  • Prevent the onset of gum disease
  • Benefits both children and adults
  • Strengthen and fortify your teeth
  • Maintain the health of your smile!