Did you know that fluoride can be beneficial for your smile? However, at high levels it is possible for fluoride to be toxic, so why should you supplement your oral health with fluoride? For starters, all levels of fluoride in the products we use including our public water supply are safe for all ages except infants. These products all contain low levels of fluoride, but even at low levels, this naturally-occurring mineral can be extremely effective for your smile.
Fluoride has been shown to strengthen our smile be re-mineralizing tooth enamel and making it more resistant to the effects of tooth decay and cavities. However, it does not provide a magic barrier for your smile to always be protected all the time against cavities and decay. Additional oral health habits must continue to be used.
Fluoride can be administered as a supplement or in the form of many types of mouthwash and toothpaste. If you are unsure which type of toothpaste works best for you, ask your dentist. You should also make sure it contains the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which is often given to products that are proven to be extremely safe and effective.
If you would like to schedule a professional fluoride treatment with Paul Hanna, DMD PC, simply call our dentist office at 860-442-3323 for an appointment in New London, Connecticut. Dr. Paul Hanna and the rest of our team look forward to helping correct your smile so it can shine brightly for many years to come!