21 Jul Fluoride
Flouride makes your teeth stronger
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that is essential for maintaining dental health in both children and adults. Consuming Fluoride topically and systemically incorporates into the tooth crystals creating fluoro-teeth crystals which are more resistant to decay and breakdown. Basically fluoride makes your teeth stronger. It is present in many foods as well as in water. Simply drinking water frequently through the day can help improve and maintain overall dental health by keeping cavities and decay away. You will get a sparkling set of teeth so you can flash a toothy smile at the world.
Why is fluoride good for your teeth?
Fluoride is a mineral that is one of the micronutrients required by the body to function optimally. It is useful especially for your oral health. It keeps teeth, gums and bones healthy. It keeps your mouth looking and feeling good. Some of the benefits of fluoride on dental well-being:
- Keeps enamel from breaking down due to acids in food
- Prevents cavities
- Keeps gums and bones strong
- Helps prevent gingivitis (gum disease) and excessive teeth sensitivity
Although fluoride intake is recommended for all, children benefit the most from regular fluoride use. This is because the teeth, bones and gums are still developing in small kids and giving them adequate amounts of fluoride regularly will help make teeth stronger and more resistant to decaying and corrosion from food acids.
Including fluoride in your kid’s diet and oral hygiene routine can be very beneficial, especially between the ages of 6-8 months and 16 years. This is the time when they will get both their milk and permanent teeth, develop bones fully and mature physically. But fluoride should be used under a doctor’s advice, particularly for small children.
How can you get adequate fluoride?
There are a lot of ways you can get your required dosage of fluoride daily. You can check with your dentist on the best sources for you and your kids. Some common sources of fluoride are:
- Fluoride-based toothpastes
- Tap water/filtered drinking water
- Fluoride mouthwashes
- Fluoride supplements
- Breast milk and formula (for young infants)
Of these sources, drinking water and toothpastes have been observed to be most easily absorbed by the body, although this will depend on your body and what your doctor thinks best for you.
Visit Smile Artistry to consult with our dentists
At our Smile Dentistry clinics, our dentists are friendly and helpful. Book an appointment with us today to get a check-up done for yourself and your family. Once the check-up is done, our doctors will help you understand how to get your fluoride fix daily. We will give you customized solutions for all your dental needs, be it for adults or kids. We will also guide you on ways to improve your kid’s overall dental health through oral hygiene and a balanced diet.