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There’s long been a debate about whether or not fluoride is an effective, safe way to improve your oral health. After a lot of research and years of proof, however, it’s been proven that you should definitely be using fluoride.

Today, we’re going to walk you through why you need it, and how to use it. Hopefully this overview will help you have great oral health in the years to come.

What is it?
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that’s used to improve the state of your enamel. A dentist will likely recommend fluoride supplements if he notices a need for it.

Your enamel is the hard outer surface of your teeth, and it’s what gives your teeth the ability to work as they’re intended. It also fights against infection to the pulp inside of your teeth. This is why Dr. Vahid Bashi so strongly recommends you watch your diet to ensure you’re not eating foods that are bad for enamel.

How does fluoride fit in?
Fluoride helps your enamel regrow. That’s one of the cool things about it. Each day, your teeth produce new enamel to replace what they’ve lost. However, they can’t always keep up with the rate of decay. Adding fluoride to your oral health routine speeds up that process, giving you more power in the fight against tooth decay.

If you need fluoride, you can get it in many different ways. The team here at Best Care Dental in Colorado Springs, Colorado, can help you determine which source is best for you.

To learn more, or to make an appointment, call us today at 719-627-5916.