Is Fluoride Good for Your Teeth?

The jury is still out on whether or not fluoride is good for teeth.

Fluoride is something most of us know, but is fluoride good for your teeth?

Whenever you decide to buy a toothpaste or toothbrush, there is usually the option to add fluoride. You can even learn about fluoride by living in an area where the water is fluoridated.

Benefits of using dental fluoride include strengthening tooth enamel and better protection against cavities. However, large amounts of fluoride can be toxic. Tooth discoloration caused by fluoride (fluorosis) may also occur. Ask your dentist how to get the right amount of fluoride.

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