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For a long time, there’s been quite a bit of misinformation spread about fluoride. However, the truth is that it plays a very important and prominent role in maintaining optimal oral health. That’s why our team here at Fountains Family Dental Center recommends you use fluoride.

But let’s look at some specific reasons why you need to incorporate fluoride into your daily oral health routine.

Restores enamel

Fluoride’s biggest benefit is the fact that it helps restore the enamel of your teeth. Enamel, or the outer layer, is important because if it erodes too much you’ll end up with cavities. Daily use of fluoride – such as a fluoride toothpaste – helps combat the effects of enamel erosion from daily food.

Prevents cavities

As mentioned above, when you have strong, healthy enamel you’re less likely to have cavities. Fluoride plays a big part in preventing cavities, and it’s shown to be especially effective for young children.

Promotes good oral health

Lastly, fluoride does a good job of cleaning up your mouth and ridding it of excess plaque and other bacteria that cause gum disease and other oral health issues.

If you have any other questions about fluoride use, please call us today at 480-359-1483 for more information.