Are fluoride treatments healthy for you? Fluoride is an often-discussed topic in dentistry and there are many differing options as to the overall effect that fluoride can have on your health. In large doses, fluoride can be toxic, especially in infants. However, fluoride in small doses has been shown to be extremely effective at protecting your teeth.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in large bodies of water all around the world. Although it is naturally occurring, its oral health benefits have prompted the addition of the mineral into our public water supply and various other products that we use to help promote healthy smiles.
If you are looking for additional fluoride supplementation, it can be purchased in stores or online in supplement form, including as lozenges, pills, capsules, and tablets. Fluoride is also found a variety of dental cleaning products such as toothpaste and mouthwash. With effective oral hygiene habits that include fluoride, you can protect your tooth enamel and keep your teeth safe from tooth decay and cavities.
If you would like to have your teeth inspected by our team at Central Illinois Smiles, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Amanda Lewis and our team at our dentist office in Decatur, Illinois. To schedule a visit, please call us at 217.877.1742. We look forward to seeing you soon.