Your dentist, Dr. Janice Weinman, strongly recommends exposing your teeth to fluoride regularly. This is because fluoride can help your smile in a myriad of ways. To help you better understand fluoride, and to help you learn more about it, our dentist is happy to share some fluoride facts with you. The more you know, the better you can understand your smile. Those facts include:
-When you expose your teeth to fluoride, the mineral seeps into the tooth enamel and nourishes it. This makes the enamel a strong, tough shell.
-As fluoride strengthens the tooth enamel, it gives the teeth the ability to prevent tooth decay and enamel erosion, which are two very destructive dental issues.
-You can expose your teeth to fluoride by using fluoride toothpaste, using fluoride mouthwash, drinking fluoridated water and receiving a professional fluoride treatment.
-Children don’t typically need fluoride, which is why children’s toothpaste is oftentimes fluoride free. The kids usually get enough fluoride exposure with the foods they eat and the water they drink. Children won’t need to use fluoride toothpaste until they are around 3 to 6 years of age.
-There is a chance you can over-expose your teeth to fluoride and suffer from a dental issue called fluorosis. Even though this is unlikely, you should talk to your dentist and discuss the proper amount of fluoride you need.
Do you have any questions about fluoride in Seguin, Texas? If so, please contact our dental team at Seguin Smiles. All you need to do is dial 830-372-2949 and we will be thrilled to give you the answers and information you need. We look forward to helping you!