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There’s long been a debate about whether or not fluoride is an effective, safe way to improve your oral health. After years of study, though, the dental community has come to a consensus that fluoride use is a must.

Today, we’re going to walk you through why you need it, and how to use it. This will help you have better oral health in the long run.

What is it?
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that’s used to improve the state of your enamel. A dentists will likely recommend fluoride supplements if he notices a need for it.

Your enamel is the hardest outer layer of your teeth. It protects your teeth from becoming infected, while all the same time keeping them structurally sound enough to work as intended. This is why Dr. Iqbal Sayed so strongly recommends you watch your diet to ensure you’re not eating foods that are bad for enamel.

How does fluoride fit in?
Fluoride helps your enamel regrow. That’s one of the cool things about it. Each day, your teeth produce new enamel to replace what they’ve lost. However, they can’t always keep up with the rate of decay. Fluoride turbo boosts that process, helping you better fight against tooth decay.

If you need fluoride, you can get it in many different ways. The team here at Patchogue Dental Service PC in Patchogue, New York, can help you determine which source is best for you.

To learn more, or to make an appointment, call us today at 631-758-6689.