Did you know that fluoride is a naturally-occurring chemical that studies have shown can be used to make our teeth less likely to suffer cavities and damage from harmful acids? Fluoride is so widely accepted now, it has been added to the public drinking supply to benefit children and adults alike. For more information, listed below are a few frequently asked questions about fluoride:
Question: What is fluoride?
– Fluoride is a chemical found in nature than can also be artificially created for daily use to promote healthy teeth and protect our tooth enamel.
Question: What are the benefits of fluoride?
– Although the health benefits of fluoride have been widely criticized and debated, there is conclusive evidence to show that fluoride can protect your tooth enamel and lower your risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
Question: Where can I find fluoride?
– Fluoride has been added to the public water supply to ensure everybody gets enough to help protect their teeth. Fluoride is typically found in mouthwash and toothpaste. Fluoride has also been added to various food and drink products we regularly consume and can also be purchased in supplement form.
If you suffer from weakened tooth enamel or cavities, please contact Powell Boulevard Dental at 503-235-7181 to see if a fluoride treatment can help. To schedule an oral examination with Dr. Denise M. Walthour and our team at our dentist office in Portland, Oregon, please contact us at your earliest convenience. It’s never too late to start taking steps to a healthier you.