Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in a variety of foods and in some water supplies. One of the benefits of fluoride is the fact that it can be used to prevent tooth decay because fluoride makes a tooth more resistant to the negative effects of bacteria and plaque in the mouth. Fluoride can be especially useful for children because it protects their permanent teeth as they form. Fluoride is also beneficial for people who have:
- Snacking habits
- Consume high amounts of sugar
- Experiences with cavities
- Bridges, crowns, or other dental restorations
- Poor dental hygiene
- Limited access to dentists
Fluoride can be used to benefit your teeth when it comes to both demineralization and remineralization. In demineralization, fluoride helps protect your teeth from the negative effects of sugars and acids in the mouth that can lead to tooth decay. In remineralization, fluoride helps to strengthen teeth that have been demineralized. At Mutchler & Lewis Family Dental Care, Dr. Mutchler and Dr. Lewis can apply fluoride in many forms, including a gel, foam, or varnish. Fluoride can also be administered in a liquid or tablet form, but a prescription is necessary for these. If you have any questions about the benefits of fluoride in Findlay, Ohio, we invite you to contact us today. We are excited to hear from you soon!