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Looking at different dental products and seeing lots of them containing fluoride? Don’t worry, if you’re taking the recommended doses of fluoride, this is a great protectant against tooth decay and a great tool for strengthening tooth enamel. Dr. Bertha Bravo and our dental associates strive to give you the care you need, especially at your biannual appointment when we apply a professional application of fluoride. We want to give you the right information on fluoride, so consider the following.

Getting enough fluoride in your daily dental regimen is vital for you to maintain healthy teeth and a happy smile. Part of the remineralization process counts on fluoride to assist phosphorous and calcium components in protecting against decay of the teeth. This creates a barrier on the tooth enamel against buildup and cavities.

Fluoride is found in very small amounts in your daily intake of foods and drinks. These are activated with saliva when eating or drinking to deter cavities or plaque building up on your teeth. For over 70 years, water systems have been adding fluoride supplements to help communities battle against a rise of cavities that greatly decreased after this occurred.

Be sure to look for the ADA (American Dental Association) Seal of Acceptance before purchasing dental items such as toothpaste and mouthwash. These approved dental care items will ensure you are getting the right fluoride that is also safe. Call Bertha D. Bravo, Dentist PC at 516-485-1145 to contact our office in Hempstead, New York. Our dental professionals are excited to assist you and your smile today!