What is fluoride and do you need it?

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Fluoride has proven itself to be valuable in the ongoing prevention of tooth decay.

Fluoride is a natural mineral found in air, soil, rock, plants and water. Many foods and drinks naturally contain fluoride and it’s also added to your local water supply.
It can greatly help your dental health by strengthening your tooth’s enamel, making it more resistant to decay. Fluoride has also been found to reduce the amount of acid that the bacteria on your teeth produce. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) states that fluoridated water has proven to be the most equitable way of providing protection against decay to the Australian community.
Even though your tap water may be fluoridated, it can also be found in:
● Fluoride toothpastes and mouth rinses
● Professional products applied on the teeth at Mint Dental
● Appropriate fluoride toothpaste for children
Along with the benefits of fluoride, be sure to always continue:
● Eating a healthy diet
● Brushing and flossing your teeth daily
● Regular dental check-ups
If you have any concerns or would like to know how fluoride can help improve dental health for you and your family, please feel free to make a time to see one of our dental professionals here at Mint Dental.

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