Fluoride can be a controversial topic. Some say it’s a dangerous substance, but most believe it’s good for the health of your teeth. If you’re interested in making this decision for yourself, there are a few things you should know.
Many argue that the benefits of fluoride far outweigh the risks. In fact, fluoride can reduce tooth decay by up to 25%. However, it’s important to remember that fluoride can affect your kids differently—especially if they’re younger than twelve. You should also avoid using toothpaste with fluoride in it until you’re certain your little one can spit out their toothpaste. Your child would need to ingest a huge amount of fluoride before it would cause any real damage, but avoiding the issue altogether is generally considered preferable.
If you’re interested in the benefits of fluoride, there are a few things you can consider doing. For instance, did you know that water can often be a good source of fluoride? You could also choose a toothpaste with fluoride in it. Finally, our team could recommend a fluoride treatment. Typically, these treatments involve applying fluoride directly to your teeth. This treatment can be useful because it strengthen your enamel, leaving you less vulnerable to cavities.
If you have any questions about how fluoride will affect your oral health, please don’t hesitate to contact Dental Creations by calling us at 918-307-0307. Our dentist, Dr. Chadwick Webster, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re excited to meet with you soon.