Fluoride fortifies the enamel of our teeth, protecting our teeth from plaque that threatens to wear away the surface of our teeth. Fluoride is a critical component of good oral health, keeping our teeth resistant to tooth decay and gum disease. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in foods and water, but it is still especially important to use a toothpaste containing fluoride. The higher concentration of fluoride is needed to maintain excellent oral hygiene and you may want to consult your dentist about choosing a reliable brand of fluoride tooth paste. Keep in mind that children should only be using a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Your dentist in Brentwood will also be able to help you with adding a fluoride mouth wash to your oral hygiene routine. Remember, you should be cleaning your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride enhanced products. Fluoride is also useful in reversing the early stages of tooth decay. If you suffer from dry mouth, gum disease, a history of cavities, or wear crowns, bridges, or braces, you may want to discuss additional fluoride intake with your dentist. This could come in the form of supplements or extra fluoride treatments at your dentist’s office. Fluoride is completely safe when used as directed by your dentist. If you have further questions, speak to your dentist today to learn even more about the benefits of fluoride. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.