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Deciding whether or not to use fluoride in your oral health regimen has been an oft-debated topic. However, after extensive research and studies, it’s been proven that fluoride does aid in overall tooth and oral health – which relates directly to systemic health.

That’s just one of the reasons why Dr. David Wilhelm recommends you use fluoride often in your oral health routine. Doing so will give you stronger, better teeth than if you didn’t use fluoride. Let’s look at some of its benefits.

Prevents tooth decay

The biggest benefit of fluoride use is the fact that it prevents tooth decay. It adheres to the enamel of your teeth and helps “remineralize” the enamel. This process strengthens and replenishes your enamel, the outer layer of your teeth that ward off tooth decay.

Works to fight gum disease

Another benefit of fluoride use is that it helps make your entire mouth healthy. This helps keep plaque from building up on the gum line. That’s the first step to contracting gum disease, and regular fluoride use helps prevent that.

Helps children’s teeth

From the time when your children first get their teeth to when all of their adult teeth come in, fluoride can help immensely in ensuring that these teeth are healthy when they come in, and prevent any cavities in adult teeth that are below baby teeth.

If you think fluoride is what your oral health regimen is missing, call Newport Dental Arts OC today at 949-752-1210 so we can answer any questions, or schedule a consultation appointment for you.