Fluoride Supplements Can Help Prevent New Cavities

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Many municipal water sources in the United States include trace amounts of fluoride in the water they provide. This helps I daily consumption and exposure for people living and working in urban areas.

In conjunction with good oral hygiene practices the fluoridated water helps maintain strong tooth enamel and healthy teeth.

However, people without regular access to fluoridated water might develop minor to moderate tooth enamel demineralization. This is even more likely to be an issue if you don’t consistently brush your teeth each morning and night or you don’t always remember to floss your teeth once per day.

In a situation like this Dr. Eric Eidbo might recommend administering a fluoride treatment during your dental checkups. This might also include the daily use of prescription fluoride supplements. This can help maintain the health of your teeth in between your routine dental checkups at Oak Grove Dental

Concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash tend to be popular fluoride supplements. If possible, you want to administer the fluoride supplements to your teeth right before bed or at a time when you can abstain from eating or drinking anything for at least an hour.

If you live in the Concord, California, area and you don’t have ready access to fluoridated water, you should call 925-685-2286 to schedule a dental checkup at Oak Grove Dental.