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The question is often brought up, does fluoride help or hurt our bodies? Fluoride is a mineral found in bodies of water across the planet, but it has recently come to the attention of numerous people due to its inclusion in many consumer products. Studies have connected fluoride to various oral health benefits including the capacity to protect our teeth by strengthening our tooth enamel and preventing further damage.

– Fluoride is often placed into the public drinking water supply, as it has been added due to its oral health benefits.

– Fluoride is located in many dental cleaning products including mouthwash and toothpaste. Check the labels of products or speak with your dentist.

– Fluoride can be purchased in tablet form, and can be used as a lozenge, pill, or drop as well.

– Fluoride supplementation is recommended for adults, but avoid giving products with fluoride to children under the age of 3, as it can be lethal.

To schedule an oral exam for fluoride cleanings at Midtown Dental, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Raleigh, North Carolina, with Dr. Seth Rumley and the rest of our team. We can be reached at 919-847-8074. Every day is another chance to improve your oral health.