Fluoride is a natural mineral which helps improve dental health by strengthening teeth against decay. Your dentist can advise you on the best ways to get the fluoride you need as part of your oral care routine.

Key takeaways:

  • Fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel and make the enamel more resistant to decay.
  • A dentist may be able to use a fluoride application to reverse early tooth decay.
  • Fluoride in toothpaste mixes with saliva, helping protect against tooth decay after brushing.

“If you live in a community that has fluoridated water, this means your drinking water has fluoride in it, so simply by drinking water, you can protect your smile.”

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