What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a mineral derived from the element fluorine and it is naturally found in the earth’s crust, soil and water. In fact, fluoride can be found in 74% of the public water supply in the United States.
Why is fluoride important for oral health?
For developing teeth, fluoride can strengthen and protect them against tooth decay.
For teeth with compromised enamel, fluoride can remineralize the damage surface of the tooth.
For patients with sensitive teeth, fluoride can decrease the sensitivity.
How much fluoride does my child need?
Each child is different. You should speak to the dentist about your child’s fluoride needs and how to properly ensure that they are receiving the correct amount of fluoride to develop a strong and healthy smile..