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What Can Fluoride Do For You?

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This post from the Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry in Alexandria focuses on fluoride: what it is, and why it’s so good for your dental health.

The Miracle Mineral

Fluoride is a mineral, plain and simple. Fluoride occurs naturally in different foods as well as in water. Many  adjust the fluoride content of their municipal water. Fluoride is also added to dental products. This makes it possible for you to apply fluoride to your teeth when you brush your teeth or use mouth rinses.

And why would you want to put fluoride on your teeth? Because it will help to prevent cavities, of course! Fluoride does this by giving the teeth stronger resistance against the acid attacks brought on by plaque bacteria as well as sugar in the mouth.

Essential for Young Teeth

Fluoride is especially critical for kids. Between the ages of 6 months and 16 years, both the primary and the permanent teeth come in. Fluoride exposure is extremely helpful for creating a foundation for lifelong oral health.

At the Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry in Alexandria we want all our patients to have strong teeth and healthy gums. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry:

703-360-5881

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114
Alexandria, Virginia
22306

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