Did you know that fluoride is almost in everything you consume? This is not a bad thing! Found in many of the foods and beverages you consume every day, fluoride is very beneficial for your dental health. Here at Dr. Christopher Rouse’s clinic in Greenville, South Carolina, we understand the importance of having daily fluoride to protect your smile against cavities and tooth decay.

Along with everyone else you are susceptible to these dental dangers if you don’t properly take care of your smile. Getting enough fluoride is vital in strengthening your tooth enamel. Phosphorous and calcium components are strengthened when fluoride is in your daily diet and dental care. These parts of your mouth combined with fluoride continue into the process of remineralization, where saliva works as a protectant.

The beverages and foods you consume daily often contain a very small portion of fluoride. When combined with saliva, this fluoride works to break down plaque buildup. Many of the local water systems add fluoride to increase fluoride intake in communities everywhere. This was added into water sources over 50 years ago after research had shown the benefits of fluoride for people everywhere.

When purchasing the right toothpastes or mouthwashes, buy products with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. This will ensure you are getting a safe amount of fluoride and whether they’ve been tested for safety. For more information on how fluoride benefits your smile, give Flatrock Family Dentistry a call at (864) 297-5268 here in Greenville, South Carolina. Our team will be happy to help you and your smile today!