Fluoride

 

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Fluoride is the single most influential factor in the decrease in cavities among today's children. Fluoride incorporates itself into tooth enamel, making it more resistant to acid attack.  Fluoride helps remineralise (strengthen) the enamel during early stages of tooth decay or white spot lesions (demineralization).  Fluoride works best topically when applied in low doses frequently, such as, from water, or in toothpastes used twice a day. 

Most children get adequate amounts of fluoride because it is added to the municipal water supply. However, if your city or town does not add fluoride to its water supply, consult your dentist or Paediatric Dentist about whether or not to give your child fluoride supplements.

 

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