Fluoride and Decay Prevention
Decades ago, studies showed that children who were born and raised in areas with natural fluoride in drinking water had fewer cavities than those from other areas. As your teeth forms, the fluoride absorbed by your body (during mother’s pregnancy to early childhood) integrates into the structure of enamel and makes them stronger.
After teeth eruption, fluoride found in your toothpaste, mouthwash, or in what your dentist places on your teeth still provides a positive effect. It strengthens the enamel and reduces the chances of tooth decay.
If you have children and live in an area without fluoride inside the drinking water, you should consult your dentist and physician about fluoride tablets that are available for children.
If you have any questions about Fluoride treatment and you live in the Glenview or surrounding area, give us a call today!