Is Fluoride Good for Your Teeth?

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Fluoride is a mineral that naturally occurs in nature and has the ability to prevent cavities. Not only can it protect your teeth against cavities, it can even remineralize your tooth enamel for an added layer of protection, should they become weak or damaged. If your teeth have been damaged by harmful acids, fluoride should be administered to strengthen your teeth from further damage.

Although fluoride can be toxic in large amounts, it has been proven to be safe for most adults. For children three years of age, a dose around 500 milligrams can be lethal. The amount of fluoride is much lower in public drinking water and thus is safe for adults and children alike.

Fluoride is often put in most types of toothpaste. To ensure your toothpaste includes fluoride, check the label and also make sure it has the American Dental Association’s ADA Seal of Acceptance. For a professional fluoride treatment, schedule a visit to your dentist at E. Morgan Scheiber & Associates, where fluoride can be safely administered by our team.

Other forms of fluoride can be purchased in supplement form. Not only can you by them as tablets or drops, they also come in lozenge form. Always speak with your dentist and read the instructions to ensure you are taking a safe amount.

If you want to experience the joys of a professional fluoride treatment at our dentist office in Plymouth, Massachusetts, simply call us at 508-746-4033 to schedule an appointment with Dr. E. Morgan Scheiber. Our team looks forward to strengthening your smil