What Can Fluoride Do For You?

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Hello, and welcome to Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman. Today’s post focuses on fluoride: ‘What is it, exactly, and why is it so beneficial to your dental health?’

The Miracle Mineral

Fluoride is a mineral, plain and simple. Fluoride is contained in different foods as well as in water. Many adjust the fluoride content of their municipal water. Fluoride is also added to dental products. This makes it possible for you to apply fluoride to your teeth when you brush your teeth or use mouth rinses.

And why would you want to put fluoride on your teeth? Because it will help to prevent decay, of course! Fluoride does this by giving the teeth stronger resistance against the acid attacks brought on by plaque bacteria as well as sugar in the mouth.

Essential for Young Teeth

Fluoride is especially important for kids. Between the ages of 6 months and 16 years old, both the primary and the permanent teeth come in, therefore fluoride exposure is extremely useful for creating a strong foundation for lifelong oral health.

But, stay tuned, adults: the enamel-strengthening benefits of topical fluoride are available to you as well! In addition to the oral care products mentioned previously, adults can get a boost from this miracle mineral during routine dental cleanings at Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte – Dr. Christopher A. Bowman.

I’m Dr. Christopher Bowman and I have a full-service dental practice in Charlotte. Helping my dental patients maintain proper dental health is vital for me, and so is helping them achieve the smile they want through cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, and complete smile makeovers.

My practice has been serving the Dilworth area since 1996, and we would like you to be our next satisfied patient. Please contact us at 704-337-8070 so we can make an appointment for you.




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