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Fluoride is a natural mineral that saves our smiles by fighting off tooth decay and other dental issues. Without fluoride, we would have more cavities and tooth pain than we are used to, which is why it is so important to get the proper amount of fluoride each day.

Fluoride is generally found in many natural resources, like foods and water, but there are times when we don’t eat those specific foods or drink the right fluoridated water. When this happens, our teeth suffer the consequences. So, to help you get the fluoride you need, we recommend doing the following things:

–Drink more fluoridated water. Now how do I get fluoridated water, you might ask? Well, it’s easier than you might think. Your community adds fluoride to the city water to give the citizens the best health possible. So, if you drink more tap water, you’re on the right track.

–Use fluoride products. There are many products available that help you strengthen your teeth and improve your oral health. Those products include fluoride toothpaste and fluoride mouthwash. No matter which product you choose, make sure you pick the products that have been approved by the American Dental Association.

–Visit your dentist. When you come into our office every six months for a dental cleaning, our team happily provides a fluoride treatment for you. This treatment generally comes in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. Once the fluoride is added to your smile, you will have a better chance at maintaining strong and healthy teeth.

Call our office today at 512.260.8330 to learn more. We are happy to help you further understand the importance of fluoride and look forward to hearing from you!