Research indicates fluoride can help prevent cavities in children and adults in at least two ways:
- Making the tooth enamel stronger against acids in the mouth formed by bacteria and sugar
- Helping to reduce the amount of bacteria on the tooth surface
Water fluoridation is a common practice in U.S. public water systems. However, bottled water, home treatment systems, and private well water may not be fluoridated. The lack of fluoride for infants and children during the crucial formative years may contribute to tooth decay.
“Topical” applications such as toothpaste and mouth rinses can supply that fluoride. If you’re concerned about getting enough fluoride to protect your teeth, Iocca Family Dentistry offers fluoride treatments in the office to make sure all teeth receive the benefits of fluoride.
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Contact us at Iocca Family Dentistry in Jackson, MI to learn more about our fluoride treatments. We are all about delivering quality, creative, reliable, and friendly dentistry solutions to ensure you enjoy optimal oral health each and every day. We look forward to caring for all your dental needs.