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Some dentists say fluoride is great, while others warn that it actually does more harm than good. Finding the truth about fluoride’s effect on your teeth isn’t easy, but that’s why your dentist wanted to share his stance about fluoride with you.

Fluoride does work very well to help maintain optimal oral health. So let’s look at two specific reasons as to how it does that.

Restores enamel

During the course of an average day, the enamel on your teeth (the outer layer of your teeth that protects them from decay, cavities, and other infections) is under assault from acids and sugars in the foods that you eat. But exposing your teeth to fluoride on a regular basis is a surefire way to combat this attack on your enamel.

Cleans up plaque

Another great thing fluoride does for your oral health is helping to rid your teeth of plaque. When plaque builds up around your gums, it can easily cause gingivitis if you’re not thorough enough when cleaning your teeth. Fluoride helps clean that up and helps you as you do your best to keep your mouth in great shape.

At the end of the day, fluoride is a great addition to your oral health routine. If you have any questions regarding its use, or where to find good sources of it, please call us today at 480-359-1473.