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As you eat, drink, talk, and smile throughout the day, there are many substances that can harm your teeth, like plaque and oral bacteria. But did you know that there is a mineral that can save your oral health from these destructive substances? Well, it’s true, and the mineral is fluoride. The best thing you can do is consume the right amount of fluoride each day because the mineral strengthens and nourishes your pearly whites. To give you a little more detail on fluoride and fluoride treatments available at Borgmeyer Dental, Dr. David J. Borgmeyer and Augustine Borgmeyer is happy to provide the following information:

What is fluoride?
Fluoride is a natural mineral that can be found in food and water. It is a beneficial and helpful substance that nourishes and strengthens your teeth so they can stay in tip-top shape. Each day, your teeth go through a demineralization process and a remineralization process. If you don’t get the proper amount of fluoride every day, only the demineralization process will occur and your teeth will be weak and vulnerable. You can keep this from happening by using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash daily and by receiving a professional fluoride treatment every six months.

What is the fluoridation process?
The fluoridation process at our office is quick, easy, and painless. The treatment can come in three forms: a foam, gel, or varnish. After your teeth are completely cleaned, your hygienist will place the fluoride onto your teeth and will set a timer, allowing the minerals to soak into your smile. When the time is up, you will rinse your mouth and be on your merry way.

Now that you know all about fluoride, your dentist and our entire dental team recommend taking advantage of fluoride products and treatments every chance you get. The stronger your teeth are, the better off your oral health will be. To learn more about fluoride in St. Louis, Missouri, call 314-351-6554 today!