In addition to everyday brushing and flossing, taking steps such as obtaining fluoride treatments and using mouth guards while playing sports or sleeping can help to keep your teeth strong and healthy for the future.
Preventative dentistry options may be especially beneficial for children. When children are encouraged to care for their teeth and gums at a young age, these healthy oral hygiene habits are likely to remain with them for the rest of their lives.
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Fluoride comes from fluorine, a natural element that helps build stronger teeth. Fluoride is added to tap water to help promote healthy teeth and can be found in toothpastes and oral rinses.
Professional fluoride treatments through the dentist’s office have a higher concentration of the element, so patients can obtain just the right amount of fluoride during a routine dental checkup if they choose this option.