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Why is fluoride associated with oral health care? They call fluoride nature’s cavity fighter because it is a naturally occurring mineral that can strengthen and guard tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the thin coating on the surface of your teeth the protects your teeth from damage caused by bacteria and harmful acids that can cause infection, erosion, and decay. For more information, listed below are a few of the main facts about fluoride:

– Fluoride is often located in many types of toothpaste. Always look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance from the American Dental Association on packages of toothpaste to ensure it reaches the standards required to effectively guard and clean your teeth.

– Fluoride supplements can also be procured online or in stores in lozenge form, as well as tablets and drops.

– Fluoride can be found in naturally-occurring water all over the world and it has been added to the public drinking water supply to provide an added layer of protection for your teeth.

– If you desire a professional application of fluoride, they can be administered by your dentist at the office.

If you are interested in a professional fluoride cleaning from Gilbert Fernandez, D.D.S., Inc. at our dentist office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, call us as 505.898.8063. Dr. Gilbert Fernandez and our team want to ensure your teeth remain clean for a lifetime to come.