Discover How Fluoride Is Advantageous To Your Smile
Find Out About The Benefits Of Fluoride Treatment
- Reduce your risk of cavities
- Beneficial for children and adults
- Already in your drinking water & toothpaste
- Adds strength to teeth
- Additional fluoride treatment is available if you need it.
Despite some of the negativity surrounding fluoride, your dentist in Aurora knows that it’s a valuable mineral in the fight against cavities and building strong teeth.
Background info on fluoride
In the 1940s, Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first city in the United States to fluoridate the community’s water supply. 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, and it’s also an ingredient in gels and varnish at the dentist and 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 both Health Canada and the FDA haven’t found evidence of a connection between water fluoridation and cancer.
So, with that out of the way, let’s continue with the benefits of fluoride. Certain foods create bacteria that live on your teeth. The bacteria produce an acid that causes the calcium, phosphate, and enamel to be stripped away from your smile. Fluoridated toothpaste in combination with water helps to remove some of this decay-causing bacteria. By brushing with a toothpaste that contains fluoride, you’re already doing enough. 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. As you’re Aurora dentist, we are happy to answer any questions you have about specific procedures.
We look forward to your call.