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There are a lot of things you can do to help take care of your teeth, including a daily oral hygiene regimen, but one of the best things you can do is add regular doses of fluoride to that routine.

Our team here at Pamela Crumrine DDS recommends fluoride use for everyone, since it’s so helpful in promoting and maintaining high standards of oral health.

Let’s take a look at a few reasons why you need to incorporate fluoride into your oral health routine.

Prevents cavities

One of fluoride’s greatest benefits is the fact that it helps prevent cavities. If you use a toothpaste that has fluoride added to it, you’re already getting some of these cavity-preventing qualities from fluoride.

Strengthens enamel

Now, the way that fluoride actually prevents cavities is by strengthening your enamel. Over the course of any given day, the enamel on your teeth is eroded after coming into contact with various foods and drinks high in sugar, like soda or candy. The enamel is the outer layer of your teeth that protects them from cavities, and ultimately tooth decay. But by adding more fluoride to your diet, you’re able to combat the loss of enamel and actually restore it.

If you need more help to have the best oral health, we strongly recommend you look at adding fluoride to your oral health routine. If you have any questions, please call us today at 724-775-4860.