If you've ever gone to the dentist, chances are you've heard of fluoride. But what is it, exactly? And how does it help teeth? Keep reading to find out!
Fluoride is a mineral that's found in many places, including the earth's crust and water. It's also added to some foods and beverages, like tea and fish. Fluoride can help prevent tooth decay by making teeth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also helps remineralize (or repair) the early stages of tooth decay before they become visible.
In addition to its cavity-prevention benefits, fluoride can also help improve the appearance of teeth by making them appear brighter and less yellowed.
So there you have it! Fluoride is a safe and effective way to help keep your smile looking its best. Be sure to talk to your dentist about whether fluoride treatments are right for you. Thanks for reading!
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