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You may ask whether fluoride is a helpful supplement in your dental care. This natural mineral is very beneficial in protecting your teeth from acidity. Dr. David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer and our dental professionals want you to understand the benefits of daily fluoride and getting a professional application of fluoride at your biannual visit to the dentist.

Fluoride is effective in helping growing bones and developing teeth in young children, hardening enamel so they are strong as they grow. During remineralization (when saliva works to replenish calcium and phosphorous for your teeth), fluoride helps these minerals strengthen your teeth and prevent dissolution.

You can find fluoride supplements in many things such as your foods, beverages, and water sources. Fluoride gained from food and beverages tend to combine with your saliva to help strengthen tooth enamel. It is already found in many water sources, but fluoride supplements have also been added to water resources to help the population prevent tooth decay

This decay-fighting component has also been added to toothpastes and mouthwashes. Look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance when purchasing one of these items to ensure its safety and if it contains fluoride. For more information on fluoride and dental care, give Borgmeyer Dental a call at 314-351-6554. Our office in St. Louis, Missouri, is happy to help you and your smile anytime!