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How To Determine If You Need A Fluoride Supplement


So how do you know if you should or shouldn’t get a fluoride treatment, and how much? More importantly, who can determine if I need the supplement or not? Luckily for you, you have turned to the right place. We can determine if you need any supplements, and if you do, how much is ideal.

What Does Fluoride Do?

Fluoride is an industrial mineral that has been proven to slow down and even reverse the process of tooth decay. When you have too little fluoride in your system, it leads to poor muscles, weak teeth, of course increasing the danger of cavity development in children most especially. There are fluoride supplements and those are available by prescription only and are extremely Providable for kids that do not get a ready supply of fluoride in their water daily supply or diet.

It Can Be Easy To Get

Fluoridated water is probably the single most common supply of fluoride in the diet for children and adults. If you live in the city and have tap water, that water often already Added fluoride to it. If you perhaps live out in the county and have a well – Usually, well water doesn’t. Many commercially available bottled waters contain fluoride, but then again, many don’t have or just do it in very trace amounts. Other dietary sources include gelatin, tea and some seafood. The way to go get fluoride of course is to brush with a toothpaste that has fluoride ingested.

To settle the question of who needs it or who should get it or how to determine if you need it. The answer is very easy. Ask our dentist. If you have any questions or concerns about the amount of fluoride your child is receiving or may need and have any other questions concerning this, please call the office and we will guide you with the proper information and schedule you an appointment for a consultation with our dentist.