Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is good for your teeth because it strengthens the protective enamel and prevents tooth decay. Fluoride dental care products are available, like toothpaste and mouthwash, but did you know that fluoride is also present in water. Many community water systems are fluoridated in order the give the already naturally occurring fluoride the extra punch it needs to fight cavities.
Water fluoridation is incredibly safe and gives your teeth that extra protection they need to remain free of decay. The great thing about having fluoride in water is that it helps prevent cavities in both children and adults. In fact, studies have shown that fluoridated water prevents at least 25 percent of tooth decay. It also saves you a lot of money when you consider the number of cavities you would be more likely to have without it.
If you have ever wondered why community water is often fluoridated or worried that it was unhealthy, you can rest assured that it is not only safe but beneficial. Despite all its benefits, however, it is important to get routine professional teeth cleanings and to maintain a good dental care routine. This should consist of brushing your teeth for two minutes twice daily and flossing as well.
Our team at RK Dentistry is dedicated to helping you achieve your best possible oral health. Dr. Richard J. Koeltl. our dentist, believes in the cavity-fighting power of fluoride and encourages you to come in to talk about the other types of fluoride products that may be beneficial to you. To schedule an appointment, call at 925-736-4201. We look forward to seeing you!