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If you want a strong and successful oral health, then it’s important to nourish your teeth on a regular basis with fluoride.

Fluoride is a helpful mineral that can help you work toward the smile of your dreams. To help you learn more about this substance, our Scott M. Healey Dentistry team has provided the answers to the following questions about fluoride:

What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a beneficial mineral that is found in many natural resources, including water. It seeps into the enamel of your teeth and gives it the strength to fight tooth decay and enamel erosion. It also remineralizes your teeth, so if your teeth become attacked by a harmful substance, fluoride can work to repair it.

How can I get fluoride?
You can get fluoride in many different ways. You can get it by using fluoride toothpaste when you brush, receiving a fluoride treatment at your dentist’s office, and drinking fluoridated water.

How do I know if my toothpaste contains fluoride?
The best way to see if your toothpaste has fluoride is by checking the label. If fluoride is one of the ingredients, the toothpaste has fluoride. Oftentimes the manufacturers will market that it has fluoride on the front of the package.

Is fluoride harmful for children?
The only time fluoride can be harmful for children is if they receive too much. This is called dental fluorosis and it usually results in discolored teeth or mottled enamel. The best way to know the right amount of fluoride needed is by talking to your dentist, Dr. Scott Healey.

Call our office today at 801.653.0099 if you would like to learn more about fluoride in Lindon, Utah. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you’re interested in a professional fluoride treatment. We’re happy to help you!