This message from the Winston-Salem Dental Group concerns fluoride and children’s dental health.
When one of our dentists examines a patient for the first time, they can usually tell whether the person drank fluoride-adjusted municipal water while growing up. Generally, their teeth are healthier than those who had lower fluoride levels in their tap water.
Ideally, adequate fluoride intake combined with proper oral hygiene, good nutrition, and regular dental visits keep teeth healthy and protects teeth from dental caries.
However, this mighty element also helps teeth remineralize if acids have already compromised the enamel. For decay prevention and teeth strengthening, adequate fluoride is indispensable.
If you have kids and your municipal water supply does not have the recommended level of fluoride, you may want to consider giving your kids a fluoride supplement. The fluoride will strengthen the primary teeth that have already erupted and also the adult teeth that are forming.
At the Winston-Salem Dental Group, our dentists want all of our patients to have healthy teeth that last a lifetime. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule a cleaning and checkup with us today.
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